The breaking Daily Caller story that Senator Menendez paid for sex in the Dominican Republic is too little, too late to impact his reelection hopes. Before the scandal, Menendez held a steady 20 point lead over his Republican opponent, Joe Kyrillos. The sad fact of the matter is that the Menendez Campaign will simply deny the allegations and the people of New Jersey are going to remain focused on the recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Our best hope for this story is that Menendez will resign in disgrace. This would either trigger a special election or give Republican Governor Christie the ability to pick his replacement, depending on the State Constitution.
More than likely, Senator Menendez will do like most Democrat politicians. This kind of scandal doesn’t usually involve consequences on the left. You only have to look at Barney Frank (gay prostitution ring and marijuana grown out of his home) to know that this will all be old news when he runs for reelection 6 years from now….