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Bob Menendez's son announces 2024 congressional reelection bid

He entered office earlier this year, having won his congressional seat during the 2022 midterms.

Published: September 25, 2023 8:47pm

Democratic New Jersey Rep. Rob Menendez on Monday announced that he would seek reelection in 2024 amid calls for his father's resignation over bribery allegations.

"I am focused on working every single day to represent my neighbors to the best of my ability. And I will be running for reelection based on that record so I can continue to serve the residents of this district that I love, in stark contrast to those who may run to further their own naked political ambition," he said, according to Politico.

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., was indicted Friday on federal bribery charges after law enforcement discovered gold bars and large amounts of cash at his residence. He faces allegations of taking bribes to use his influence to benefit the Egyptian government. He has resisted calls to resign and vowed to remain in office.

Menendez the younger entered office earlier this year, having won his congressional seat during the 2022 midterms. He has not been charged in connection with the case and is not a suspect. He has stood by his father, expressing "unwavering confidence" in him.

The New Jersey senator on Monday expressed optimism that he would be cleared on wrongdoing, saying "I firmly believe that when all the facts are presented, not only will I be exonerated, but I still will be the New Jersey senior senator."

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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