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Bob Menendez Spent Up to 87 Percent
of Wealth Paying Back Donor

National Journal, by Shane Goldmacher

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Posted By:Toledo, 2/6/2013 7:29:54 AM

When Robert Menendez arrived in the U.S. Senate in 2006, he was a relative pauper in a chamber often called a millionaires’ club. The New Jersey Democrat ranked 97th out of 100 senators in terms of his personal wealth, according to financial records filed that year and compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. So Menendez’s decision last month to use his personal funds to reimburse a prominent political contributor $58,500 for two flights to the Dominican Republic came at a major cost.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 2/6/2013 7:38:43 AM     (No. 9161123)

Underage sex doesn´t come cheap,eh bobby?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Screwgun, 2/6/2013 7:59:29 AM     (No. 9161178)

Who believes this? He´s a Hudson County hack. That´s 87% of his DISCLOSED wealth. This guy´s got millions stashed away somewhere.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: hicksvillekid59, 2/6/2013 8:07:48 AM     (No. 9161198)

That´s what you get when you run around with high priced prostitutes. They want to get paid. Unlike interns.

Prostitutes are hard working people and should be looked up to as a good example of the work ethic. Unlike congressmen.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jar, 2/6/2013 8:17:59 AM     (No. 9161222)

Anybody checking his offshore accounts? Caribbean, perhaps Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Panama, Uruguay?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 2/6/2013 8:33:02 AM     (No. 9161255)

How do two trips to the Dominican Republic on a private jet ad up to $58,000? Maybe it is hush money.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/6/2013 8:45:04 AM     (No. 9161286)

He scrambled to make that belated payback. It was never intended to happen, but this situation got away from him.

Such a little sleaze.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/6/2013 9:10:37 AM     (No. 9161354)

That is some expensive stuff...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Anner40, 2/6/2013 9:44:12 AM     (No. 9161433)

In charge of Foreign Relations...he is living the female relations and the cost will eventually come at taxpayers expense...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/6/2013 9:53:57 AM     (No. 9161456)

What about the Undocumented intern/Illegal Alien (unpaid so he says) he had in his office. Just how did he manage to maintain himself if he was earning no funds. The press should follow up on this subject as well, since it is now under the rug. Drag it back out!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/6/2013 10:35:01 AM     (No. 9161593)

Why is he still in office? He should have been booted out weeks/years ago.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Optimist123, 2/6/2013 10:51:20 AM     (No. 9161644)

Two things here:

1) He never planned to pay for this.

2) The fact that he can´t afford it made no difference, he was entitled, and did what he wanted. This behaviour is rampent in our government and explains why we are where we are.

If you can´t make sound decisions with your own money, how can you be expected to with someone else´s money.

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