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Menendez calls Hugin ‘desperate' and ‘a liar' after prostitution ad airs

Posted On: Oct 17, 2018   |   Posted By: Politico

HACKENSACK, N.J. - An angry Sen. Bob Menendez on Wednesday ripped into Republican opponent Bob Hugin, labeling him a “slimeball,” and a “liar” for airing a commercial that dredges up old, unsubstantiated allegations that Menendez solicited underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. “Bob Hugin is a desperate man. He's down in the polls. He's out of step with the people of New Jersey, and he's desperate to distract voters from his shameful record,” Menendez said at the headquarters of the Bergen County Democratic Organization, where he was surrounded by about 20 women supporters. “This deceitful, despicable attack ad tells you everything you need to know about Republican Bob Hugin: That he's a slime ball, he's a misogynist and he's a liar,” Menendez said. Earlier Wednesday, the Washington Post‘s fact checker gave the Hugin ad four “Pinocchios” - the worst rating it gives. “There's nothing new in the ad except for a dark descent into corrosive haze,” fact-checker Sal Rizzo wrote. The controversial...

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