Bob Menendez

Anthony Behar

Two Bobs, Menendez & Hugin, Come Out Swinging In Heated Debate

October 25, 2018 - 11:58 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The two Bobs running for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey came out swinging during their debate Wednesday night.

The incumbent, Bob Menendez, went after Republican challenger and former pharmaceutical CEO Bob Hugin for negative ads in which he raised unsubstantiated claims that Menendez patronized underage prostitutes.

Menendez called the ad a lie. "Every fact checker, not that I say it, has disupted it as outright false, it's a lie Bob. You know it's a lie." Menendez said.

Hugin said he stood by the ad and said "it would not be on television if it was a lie."

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Hugin also said he is not a "Trump Republican" and that he has been an independent Republican all his life.