Who can beat Menendez in a primary?
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« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2023, 10:02:17 AM »

The FBI.

If Menendez was unpopular enough to lose a primary then he would also be unpopular enough to be convicted by a jury first.

It's New Jersey, remember ?
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« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2023, 03:25:17 PM »

A clone of Menedez who isnít corrupt
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« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2023, 09:37:57 AM »

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« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2023, 03:30:09 AM »

Can somebody draw Bill Bradley out of retirement?
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« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2023, 07:25:12 AM »

No one, is gonna beat him
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« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2023, 07:25:06 PM »

I actually think Mikie Sherrill could absolutely beat Menendez in a primary. The problem is, that simply won't happen.

The Reps and other ambitious New Jersey Dems are either keeping their powder dry for the 2025 Governor's race, or waiting for Menendez to retire in 2030 (or wait for Booker to be appointed to the Cabinet under Biden or a Democratic President, which is a fair possibility).
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« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2023, 12:08:49 AM »


Very interesting - I mean, it actually could be possible he'd do that (unironically), but I still find it very unlikely. It's been known to happen that senators who leave office switch to the other senate seat (Goldwater, most prominently), or people who run for a senate seat and then lose run successfully for the state's other senate seat later on - but for an incumbent senator to run for the state's other senate seat, that'd be very unusual indeed (a first?). I would dismiss it completely, and probably still will, but it's not entirely possible if Menendez becomes a bigger embarrassment and Booker wants to prove something.

Kent Conrad promised in 1986 not to run for re-election if the budget deficit didn't fall, which was moderately stupid on his part. Quentin Burdick, who held the other seat, died, allowing Conrad to run in the special election for the other seat.

Yeah, I remember reading that on Wikipedia fairly recently. I read about it a few years back as well, but I guess I didn't remember when I wrote this post.

Regarding Conrad, though, one wonders where his political career would've gone had Burdick not died at that frankly opportune moment for Conrad.
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