Bob Menendez wins third term to NJ Senate

David Madden
November 06, 2018 - 11:44 pm
Bob Menendez

Kevin R. Wexler-USA TODAY Sports


HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — It was expensive.  It was dirty. But Bob Menendez will continue to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate, besting Republican opponent Bob Hugin in a bitter election. 

Menendez, who won a third term, did not receive a concession call from Hugin. That was left to the campaign manager to do.

In the end, Menedez made a pledge to those who went to the polls.

"To all of those who cast a vote for me in faith, I pledge to honor your faith and not disappoint you. For those who did not vote for me or who were disappointed in me, I pledge to spend every day fighting for you and your families and to earn back your respect," said Menedez.

The senator also promised not to back down to President Trump on issues important to New Jersey.

"I will never be silent when President Trump betrays all that actually makes America great," he said.

Menendez also vowed to try to earn back the respect of those who did not vote for him, a concession of sorts to part of what made this race so bitter.