What’s Next for Menendez’s Senate Seat?

Speculation was rampant in New Jersey this weekend over the fate of Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez, now the 13th sitting senator in history to be indicted while in office.

No sooner had the indictment for bribery come down last week than the New Jerseyan declared “I’m not going anywhere” and refused calls from fellow Democrats ranging from New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to New York Rep. Alexandria “AOC” Ocasio-Cortez that he resign his seat.

On Monday, a defiant Menendez announced he would seek reelection in 2024. His announcement came two days after Rep. Andy Kim, onetime National Security Council staffer under former President Barack Obama, announced he would challenge Menendez in the Democratic primary next June.

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