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Menendez vs. Kean- War of Words or Dollars?

Even though NJ voters still have 148 days (but who’s counting…) until they go to the polls to help take back Congress, the war of words has begun between U.S. Senator Bob Menendez , the incumbent, and Senate hopeful Tom Kean JUNIOR.

Although both candidates can be portrayed by their opposition to represent the extremist views of their respective political parties, Menendez and Kean share a similar stance on many of the issues that will dominate the voters’ minds as they cast their ballots. Both candidates agree that Iraq is on track to be a horrendous quagmire beyond that of the Vietnam War Conflict, believe the study and implantation of embryonic stem-cell research is a feasible way to help find treatments for debilitating diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. In addition, both candidates feel that something must be done to ease the burden we feel at the gas pump.

However that is where the similarities end. Menendez, being a former congressman, has a long record of political experience within the Beltway. He knows how Capital Hill works and what it takes to get a bill passed, in addition to having a strong repertoire with leaders on both sides of the aisle.