Menendez and Fulop.
As U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) on Friday found himself beset by a beehive of speculation about his political future, an old rival turned political ally released a statement of support.
“Bob Menendez continues to be a great advocate for Jersey City and the State of New Jersey,” said Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop. “To be clear, I stand by my friend and anyone who is making assumptions about Bob Menendez based on a news story, clearly doesn’t know the Senator.
“More important than the news story, it is concerning when anonymous leaks serve as basis for allegations. The motives of unattributed leaks must be questioned.”
In his first political campaign, Fulop ran against Menendez for Congress in 2004. Since Fulop’s 2013 mayoral election, the pair have forged a strong alliance.