An 11th-hour attack ad from a Republican candidate in New Jersey rehashes old, unproven accusations that Sen. Robert Menendez slept with underage sex workers during trips to the Dominican Republic.
These claims emerged days before Menendez was reelected to the Senate in 2012. The FBI and a platoon of reporters from national and New Jersey news organizations spent months investigating whether the senator was committing sexual crimes with minors outside the country. The accusations were never substantiated.
Analysis | There’s still no evidence Robert Menendez slept with underage prostitutes. A new attack ad says it anyway.
Bob Hugin, the Republican challenging Menendez, says the public should see all the facts. Be careful what you wish for.