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Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)

  • District: Senior Senator from New Jersey
  • Residence: North Bergen
  • Born: January 1, 1954; Manhattan, N.Y.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Engaged to Alicia Mucci; two children
  • Education: Saint Peter's College, B.A. 1976 (political science & urban studies); Rutgers U., J.D. 1979
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Union City Board of Education, 1974-82; mayor of Union City, 1986-92; N.J. Assembly, 1987-91; N.J. Senate, 1991-93; U.S. House, 1993-2006; U.S. Senate, 2006-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2006 (2nd full term); Appointed January 2006
  • Committee Assignments: Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Housing, Transportation & Community Development - Chairman; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; Health Care; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness; Taxation & IRS Oversight); Foreign Relations - Chairman
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State Information: New Jersey

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Robert Menendez (D) 1,987,680 58.9%
Joseph Kyrillos (R) 1,329,534 39.4%
Kenneth Kaplan (LIBERT) 16,803 0.5%
Ken Wolski (GREEN) 15,801 0.5%
Gwen Diakos (JSI) 9,359 0.3%
J. Dranikoff (TCA) 3,834 0.1%
Inder Soni (AF) 3,593 0.1%
Robert Turkavage (RFI) 3,532 0.1%
Gregory Pason (SPU) 2,249 0.1%
Eugene Lavergne (NPA) 2,198 0.1%
Daryl Brooks (RNA) 2,066 0.1%
2006 general Robert Menendez (D) 1,200,843 53.4%
Thomas Kean (R) 997,775 44.3%
Len Flynn (LIBERT) 14,637 0.6%
Edward Forchion (LMP) 11,593 0.5%
J.M. Carter (IGWT) 7,918 0.4%
N. Smith (SOL) 6,243 0.3%
Daryl Brooks (PPC) 5,138 0.2%
Angela Lariscy (SW) 3,433 0.2%
Gregory Pason (S) 2,490 0.1%
2000 general Jon Corzine (D) 1,511,237 50.1%
Bob Franks (R) 1,420,267 47.1%
Bruce Afran (I) 32,841 1.1%
Pat DiNizio (I) 19,312 0.6%
Emerson Ellett (I) 7,241 0.2%
Dennis Breen (I) 6,061 0.2%
J.M. Carter (I) 5,657 0.2%
Lorraine LaNeve (I) 3,836 0.1%
Gregory Pason (I) 3,365 0.1%
Nancy Rosenstock (I) 3,309 0.1%
George Gostigian (I) 2,536 0.1%
1994 general Frank R. Lautenberg (D) 1,033,487 50.3%
Garabed "Chuck" Haytaian (R) 966,244 47%
Michael P. Kelly (KAF) 14,343 0.7%
Ben Grindlinger (LIBERT) 14,042 0.7%
Richard J. Pezzullo (NJC) 9,387 0.4%
Andrea Lippi (JPR) 6,303 0.3%
George Patrick Predham (DDD) 4,226 0.2%
Joanne Kuniansky (SW) 3,606 0.2%
Arlene Gold (NL) 3,249 0.2%
1988 general Frank R. Lautenberg (D) 1,599,905 54%
Peter M. Dawkins (R) 1,349,937 45%
1982 general Frank R. Lautenberg (D) 1,117,549 51%
Millicent Fenwick (R) 1,047,626 48%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 57.27% John McCain: 41.7%
2012 : 58.34% : 40.62%
2004 John Kerry: 53% George W. Bush: 46%
2000 Al Gore: 56% George W. Bush: 40%
1996 Bill Clinton: 53% Robert Dole: 36%
1992 Bill Clinton: 43% George H. W. Bush: 41%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 43% George H. W. Bush: 56%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 39% :

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