Ethically Challenged NJ Senator Raising Money For Shaheen Because She Shares His “Values” 

Concord – New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Horn today called on Senator Jeanne Shaheen to return tainted contributions she received from a fundraising email authored by ethically challenged New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez. According to the Washington Post (3/14/13) Menendez is currently being investigated by a federal grand jury for his “role in advocating for the business interests of a wealthy donor.”

“It is disgraceful that Senator Shaheen would welcome tainted contributions from a politician who is at the center of a major ethics scandal and being investigated by a federal grand jury. In order to uphold the integrity of her office, Senator Shaheen needs to immediately return Menendez’s dirty money and call for him to step down as chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations,” said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn.

In an email sent out by Menendez on April 6 to donors, Menendez asked for contributions because Shaheen shares his “values.”

“We have to fight back if they come for Jeanne. She shares our values and stands up for them,” wrote Menendez. “We can’t take any chances with Jeanne.”

“New Hampshire voters want to be represented by independent and principled leaders who will stand up to the culture of corruption in Washington. They don’t want a senator like Jeanne Shaheen who shares her values with an ethically challenged New Jersey politician,” said Horn.

Shaheen also accepted a $7,500 contribution from Menendez’s New Millennium PAC (Opensecrets.org) that she has refused to return.