2018 New Jersey US Senate Candidate Guide

Robert Hugin (R) vs Robert Menendez (D)

US Senate | Election | Nov 6, 2018

The Candidates

Robert Hugin

Robert Hugin

Republican

Robert Menendez

Robert Menendez

Democrat

The Issues

Campaign Finance

Require political ads to disclose their largest funders? Support Citizens United decision, allowing unlimited corporate political donations?

Robert Hugin (R)

No position on disclosure laws or Citizens United.

Robert Menendez (D)

Yes. Cosponsored DISCLOSE Act  requiring disclosure. Says Citizens United ”rolled back decades of progress.”

Contraception

Can employers withhold contraceptive coverage if oppose it?

Robert Hugin (R)

No stand found.

Courts

Support President Trump’s choice of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court? (After hearings)

Robert Menendez (D)

No. To confirm “Kavanaugh with what we know now would be to forever tarnish” the Court’s credibility.

Economy

Support President Trump’s imposition of tariffs on Chinese steel & other products?

Education

Help parents send children to private schools with public money?

Robert Hugin (R)

No stand found, but supports expanded charter schools.

Robert Menendez (D)

No. They drain money from public schools.

Financial Regulation

Cut back Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)?

Robert Hugin (R)

No stand found.

Gay Rights

Support gay marriage?

Robert Hugin (R)

Yes.

Robert Menendez (D)

Yes.

Gun Control

Support more restrictive gun control legislation? Restrict semi-automatic weapons?

Immigration

Path to citizenship for DACA (“Dreamers”), who grew up in US after being brought here illegally?

Minimum Wage

Raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25/hr?

Robert Hugin (R)

No stand found.

Net Neutrality

Make internet providers provide equal access to all users?

Robert Hugin (R)

No stand found.

President Trump

Response to President Trump’s actions & policies?

Privatization

Support full or partial privatization of Social Security?

Robert Hugin (R)

No stand found.

Robert Menendez (D)

No. Opposes.

Saudi Arabia

Should US sell arms to Saudi Arabia? (before Kashoggi murder)

Robert Hugin (R)

No stand found.

Student Debt & Financial Aid

Refinance student loans at lower rates by raising high-earner taxes (Elizabeth Warren bill)? Increase federal student financial aid, like Pell grants?

Voting Rules

Prioritize preventing possible fraud, even if this limits access?

Robert Hugin (R)

No stand found.

Other senate candidates include Murray Sabrin (L) & Madelyn Hoffman (G). Due to limited space, we can only include candidates who poll 15% or higher, but encourage you to check out their websites.

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