Andy Kim’s Senate bid has ‘re-cast the entire crisis,’ analyst says

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New Jersey Sen. Bob Menedez’s re-election chances shifted significantly Saturday when U.S. Rep. Andy Kim declared his intention to challenge the three-term incumbent.

Micah Rasmussen, director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics at Rider University, said Kim has “re-cast the entire crisis.”

“He’s saying ‘I have identified a need. My constituents, my state needs this to be done. We’ve got to clean up this mess, and I’m gonna roll up my sleeves and do it,’” Rasmussen said.

  • September 24, 2023
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