Bob Menendez

Significant Drop in Attendees for Menendez’s Puerto Rico Fundraiser

Source: NewJerseyGlobe

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, a prominent figure in New Jersey politics, is set to host a fundraiser in Puerto Rico next week. However, recent developments indicate a notable decrease in the number of attendees.

The event, planned at the upscale Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico, was organized to bolster funds for Menendez’s political action committee, the New Millennium PAC. Initial reports suggest that about half of the rooms reserved for this fundraiser have now been canceled.

This comes in the wake of the senator’s recent indictment on federal bribery charges. The charges have raised questions about Menendez’s political future, especially with his intentions to run for re-election.

Despite the challenges, the fundraiser is still scheduled to take place on October 13-14. An email circulated by Gillian Helwig, associated with Menendez’s fundraising efforts, confirmed the event’s continuation. The email emphasized that both Senator Menendez and his chief of staff, Jason Tuber, are looking forward to the event.

The Ritz Carlton Dorado Beach, known for its luxury accommodations, offers rooms starting at $1,555 per night. However, a special rate was negotiated for attendees of this event.

The political landscape in New Jersey remains dynamic. Following Menendez’s indictment, several potential candidates, including Rep. Andy Kim and First Lady Tammy Murphy, have emerged as possible contenders for the Senate seat.

The upcoming weeks are crucial for Menendez and his team as they navigate these challenges and prepare for the fundraiser.