After admitting and then denying that he is under criminal investigation, Bob Menendez now admits he has hired criminal defense attorney Marc Elias
to represent him in a federal corruption probe.
After federal investigators subpoenaed records in September regarding a rental deal Menendez had with a nonprofit agency he helped get federal funds, Elias notified the U.S. Attorney's Office he was representing the senator in the matter.
Elias also represented former U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.) when Torricelli faced an ethics investigation that led him to drop out of his re-election campaign in 2002...
Will this news hurt Menendez in the senate race against Tom Kean? It might in some states, but probably not in New Jersey.
“A new poll released yesterday shows that more than half of the state's registered voters do not know that Menendez is our United States senator.”