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Robert Menendez

Party
Democrat
Office Held:
US Senate, NJ
Office Sought:
US Senate, NJ
MENENDEZ, Robert, a Senator and a Representative from New Jersey; born in New York, N.Y., on January 1, 1954; graduated from Union Hill High School, Union City, N.J., 1972; B.A., Saint PeterÂ’s College, Jersey City, N.J., 1976; J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, N.J., 1979; lawyer, private practice; member of the Union City, N.J., board of education 1974-1978, and chief financial officer 1978-1982; mayor of Union City, N.J., 1986-1992; member of the New Jersey state general assembly 1987-1991; member of the New Jersey state senate 1991-1993; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third and to the six succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1993, to January 16, 2006, when he resigned to become a U.S. senator; chair, House Democratic Caucus (One Hundred Eighth through One Hundred Ninth Congresses); appointed on January 17, 2006, to the United States Senate to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Jon S. Corzine; service began on January 17, 2006, and took the oath of office on January 18, 2006; elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 for the term commencing January 3, 2007; reelected in 2012 for the term ending January 3, 2019; chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (2008-2011), Committee on Foreign Relations (One Hundred Thirteenth Congress [February 1, 2013-]).

Source: Bioguide

Campaign Finance

$12,179,962 Received
Information

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
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Latest FEC Data

covers through candidate's December 31, 2012 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
  • Summary

    overview of how much the candidate raised and spent, and who contributed it
    Total Raised:
    $12,179,962 #14 of 59 Senate candidates
    Total Spent:
    $13,290,088 #14 of 59 Senate candidates
    Cash on Hand:
    $1,426,897 #8 of 59 Senate candidates
  • Contributions Over Time

    reflects only contributions over $200, as smaller contributions are not individually reported. For some candidates a significant portion of their fundraising may not be captured by this chart.
  • Independent Expenditures

    outside groups that spent money supporting or opposing the candidate
    Committee Name Support/Oppose Total Spending
    Majority PAC
    Support
    $582,500
    Senate Majority PAC
    Support
    $582,500
    Patriot Majority Usa
    Support
    $197,500
    Our Community Votes
    Support
    $105,795
    Direct Selling Assn
    Support
    $18,111
    Direct Selling Association
    Support
    $18,111
    New Jersey for the People
    Support
    $4,361
    New Jersey For The People
    Support
    $2,333
    New Jersey for the People
    None
    $1,782
note: data comes from latest FEC filings and has not been cleaned or standardized. See section below for standardized data.

Donor Information

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