Privately-owned port company hedges bets in Senate race

The only privately-owned port operation in New Jersey has contributed to both candidates in the race for United States Senate: members of the Maher Family, which owns Maher Terminals, have contributed $12,000 to Bob Menendez and $10,000 to Tom Kean. Additionally, the Maher Terminals PAC gave $10,000 to Menendez’s campaign. Maher executives and PAC contributed $50,000 to Menendez’s House campaigns over the past six years, and $1,000 to Kean’s unsuccessful 2000 congressional campaign. Neither Senate candidate has received campaign contributions from lawyers at Alston & Bird, the lobbyists for Dubai Ports World, or from the Alston & Bird PAC; and neither candidate has received campaign contributions from any of the operators of private operators of ports owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Privately-owned port company hedges bets in Senate race