Battle of the Bobs

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Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Menendez took a business-as-usual approach Monday when he returned to Congress for the first time since his April 1 indictment on federal corruption charges.

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Menendez took a business-as-usual approach Monday when he returned to Congress for the first time since his April 1 indictment on federal corruption charges. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Despite running for reelection in a historically blue state, New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez is struggling to maintain a lead over Republican challenger Bob Hugin. On this episode of The Why, we look at Menendez’s history of legal and PR troubles with WHYY reporter Joe Hernandez.

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