Robert Menendez

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Robert Menendez
U.S. Senator from New Jersey
From: January 18, 2006 – Present
Predecessor Jon Corzine
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
U.S. Representative from New Jersey's 13th District
From: January 5, 1993 – January 18, 2006
Predecessor Jim Saxton
Successor Albio Sires
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Jane Menendez (div.)
Religion Roman Catholic

Robert "Bob" Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is the junior United States Senator from New Jersey and a member of the Democratic Party. After being appointed to fill the vacant Senate seat left by Governor Jon Corzine, Menendez was elected to a term in his own right with 53% of the vote in 2006. He has voted with his Democrat colleagues 97.2% of the time. [1] In the 2010 midterm elections, Menendez is chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Previously he served as a U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 13th congressional district.

Recall election

In 2009, some citizens started a campaign to recall him from office, on the grounds that he had failed in his duty to represent them properly and to uphold the United States Constitution, as any Senator swears to do.[2] New Jersey state law requires a minimum number of signatures equivalent to at least 25% of the prior general election’s registered voters in order to grant a special recall election.

Most recently, the New Jersey Division of Elections, in a long-delayed response to the Recall Committee's Notice of Intention, declared it inherently illegal on the ground that States may not recall their Senators mid-term, because only the Senate can judge the qualifications of its own membership. The Menendez Recall Committee will appeal.[3]

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