In Off-Season, Big Political Calculations in N.J. ; the Governor-Elect Is Expected to Tap Robert Menendez, a Hispanic, for the Senate. the Stage Is Already Set for a Close 2006 Election

By Alexandra Marks writer of The Christian Science Monitor | The Christian Science Monitor, December 9, 2005 | Go to article overview

In Off-Season, Big Political Calculations in N.J. ; the Governor-Elect Is Expected to Tap Robert Menendez, a Hispanic, for the Senate. the Stage Is Already Set for a Close 2006 Election


Alexandra Marks writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor


As a young man out to expose the corrupt political establishment in Union City, N.J., Robert Menendez wore a bulletproof vest as he led a slate of reformers "to clean up the city," according to his official bio.

Now that the six-term Democratic congressman is expected to be tapped by Gov.-elect Jon Corzine (D) to replace him in the US Senate, Mr. Menendez will probably have to prepare for another major fight.

While he would make history as the first Hispanic senator from New Jersey, it could be a short tenure. He has to run to be elected in his own right in 2006, and the Republicans - as well as a few local Democrats who may challenge him in the primary - want that seat. And they want it badly.

New Jersey hasn't had a Republican senator since 1977. And with the Senate closely divided along partisan lines, the Republican National Committee has already targeted the state and started raising money for a favorite son, state Sen. Thomas Kean Jr. He's the son of former Gov. Thomas Kean, who has also been head of the 9/ 11 commission and is an iconic figure in Garden State politics. While Tom Jr. is not his father, the name recognition gives him a significant leg up in any race.

"This is going to be a hotly contested race, if not a bare- knuckled brawl here because this is an important seat," says Doug Muzzio, a New Jersey political analyst. "The Republicans would love to take this seat. …

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