Sen. Bob Menendez says he’s still in the 2024 race. But could Democrats see First Lady Tammy Murphy’s name on the primary ballot — either running against him or ultimately in his place?
“I think if she has news to break on this, she’s going to be the one to do it,” Gov. Phil Murphy, her husband, said during Wednesday nights’ installment of the “Ask Governor Murphy” call-in show on WNYC.
It’s clear New Jersey’s top Democrats don’t want Menendez to run for U.S. Senate again — no matter how adamantly he refutes federal prosecutors’ claims that he took lavish bribes to leak secrets to Egypt and to run interference for political investigations.
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New: Gov. Phil Murphy said tonight that if Bob Menendez resigns from the U.S. Senate, he doesn’t see a scenario by which he appoints his wife. First Lady Tammy Murphy is considering a Senate run in 2024. pic.twitter.com/CHyuO9gk61
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