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Former Celgene CEO Bob Hugin, the Republican nominee for United States Senator from New Jersey

NY Post backs Hugin

Calls Menendez a ‘cookie-cutter Democrat’

By David Wildstein, October 28 2018 9:09 am

The New York Post has endorsed Bob Hugin for U.S. Senate, saying that Bob Menendez’s ethical issues disqualifies him from being re-elected.

“Menendez is a cookie-cutter Democrat, with one key exception: He’s been a leading supporter of Israel and stood nearly alone in his party opposing the Iran nuke deal. On the other hand, in the Trump era he’s been more in lockstep with other Democrats on both issues,” the editorial board says.

They called Hugin a ‘straight-up centrist” who is socially liberal and has “ been extremely cautious in his approach toward Trump, embracing some policies and distancing himself from others.”

“Hugin clearly wants the job: He’s spent millions of his own money on the race and made clear from the start he had no intention of becoming another sacrificial lamb,” the Post said.  “And with Republicans now looking likely to retain control of the US Senate, a Hugin win would give the Garden State a voice with the majority caucus.”

The Post has also endorsed Rep. Leonard Lance for re-election in the 7th district and Jay Webber for Congress in the 11th,

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