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DOJ drops all charges against Menendez

By David Wildstein

The Justice Department has moved to dismiss the indictment against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez.  The story was first reported by POLITICO’s Ryan Hutchins.

The DOJ decision comes after a federal judge tossed many of the charges filed against the New Jersey Senator.

Menendez has already consolidated party support, and the absence of another prolonged trial puts the Democrat in a strong position to win re-election.

The last time Republicans won a U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey was in 1972 – Democrats have won the last fifteen.  Two Republicans, Richard Pezzullo and Dana Wefer, are already in the race; two more, pharma millionaire Bob Hugin and 2014 candidate Brian Goldberg, are expected to enter the race next month.

The Senate Ethics Committee is expected to review the issue.

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