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Online Campaign Aims to Bolster Support for Embattled US Sen. Menendez

By social media editor Melony Roy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS) -- New Jersey Democrats are showing their support for US senator Robert Menendez with an online campaign.

Following yesterday's indictment of Menendez on corruption charges, the New Jersey Democratic State Committee created a Twitter account and a hashtag: #IStandWithBob.

The Twitter page filled rapidly with tweets of support for the embattled senior senator from New Jersey.

There's also an "I Stand With Bob" web site, which allows Menendez's supporters to donate to his cause.  Clicking a link leads to a campaign-style page.  The funds are being solicited on a site that collects contributions on behalf of Democrats.

An e-mailed statement from Menendez's office notes that the funds may be used to support the senator's reëlection campaign in 2018 as well as support his legal defense efforts now.



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