Sen. ‘Gold Bars’ Menendez Passing Around Petition For Independent Run In Jersey

El senador estadounidense Bob Menendez y su esposa Nadine Menendez llegan a un tribunal federal de Nueva York, el miércoles 27 de septiembre de 2023. (AP Foto/Jeenah Moon)

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) is reportedly passing around a petition in order to appear on the ballot as an independent candidate.

Menendez and his wife, Nadine were each charged in September 2023 with three federal counts of allegedly accepting bribes from three New Jersey businessmen; Wael Hana, Fred Daibes, and Jose Uribe.

The couple allegedly used the senator’s power and influence to “protect and enrich” the businessmen and to “benefit the Arab Republic of Egypt,” according to the indictment in the New York Times.

Menendez was also hit with additional allegations in January and is accused of accepting bribes from the Qatari royal family in exchange for speaking highly about Qatar. In exchange for his positive comments about Qatar, Menendez was allegedly given valuables like luxury wristwatches.

The senator has reportedly been seeking help from several friends in the state in order to pass the petition around and get at least 800 registered voters to sign it before a deadline of June 4, according to the New Jersey Globe.

This comes after the senator declined to run for reelection as a Democrat, and has since debated the idea of running as an independent candidate.

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