NJ Politics Digest: Who Was Digging Menendez’s ‘Political Grave?’

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Sen. Bob Menendez won’t say who was digging his “political grave” during his corruption trial.

Menendez, who said he won’t forget those who eyed his Senate seat while he was in court facing bribery charges, refused to name names on Monday when interviewed by the Bergen Record. One of his top allies, Rep. Albio Sires (D-8), told the newspaper that Menendez was referring to former Sen. Robert Torricelli and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop.

Senate President Steve Sweeney is calling on the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority to reject a request from billionaire Carl Icahn to get $5.6 million in state funds to demolish the former Trump Plaza casino. Sweeney, who has feuded with Icahn before, called the investor “no friend to Atlantic City.”

And former Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski is the latest Democrat to mount a challenge against Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7). There are now six Democrats running for Congress in New Jersey’s seventh district.

Quote of the Day: “I said for those who were digging my political grave, I know who they are, and I won’t forget. They know who they are. I know who they are. That’s all that’s important.” — Sen. Bob Menendez.

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NJ Politics Digest: Who Was Digging Menendez’s ‘Political Grave?’