Sunday, November 12, 2006

Uh-oh, one of those key Dems in trouble

US Sen. Robert Menendez, a Democrat, still is bobbing around in hot water a few days after New Jersey voters returned him to office. From the Newark Star Ledger:

Federal investigators have resumed their inquiry into a rental deal between U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and a nonprofit agency, issuing new subpoenas in the days after he was elected to a full six-year term, according to a government source.

The subpoenas sought documents related to the more than $300,000 in rent Menendez collected from the North Hudson Community Action Corp. between 1994 and 2003, the source said. It was unclear what records were sought or who was subpoenaed.

Menendez has steadfastly denied wrongdoing, and voters believed him enough or didn't care about the allegations enough to elect him to a full six-year term over Republican Thomas Kean Jr., who tried to paint Menendez as a crook. Crooks? In New Jersey politics? Nahhhh.

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