Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, who has served in the Senate since early 2006, announced in a video message that he will not file to run in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary in the Garden State this year, but indicated he is “hopeful” that he will be exonerated this summer and then be able to run in the general election as an “independent Democrat.”

In the video, Menendez, who has been accused of accepting bribes, claimed that he is innocent of the accusations against him. “All I…


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