Bob Menendez defeats Bob Hugin to retain Senate seat after legal woes

November 7, 2018

Sen. Bob Menendez survived a tougher than expected re-election campaign in New Jersey in the wake of a corruption trial that threatened to upend the Democrat’s political future.

Networks called the race for Mr. Menendez about 40 minutes after the polls closed.

Republican Bob Hugin and national GOP leaders had hoped that Mr. Menendez’s legal struggles would come back to haunt him on Election Day.

Mr. Menendez is now poised to serve out a third six-year term.

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