FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2005 file photograph, Rep. Robert Menendez is flanked by his son, Rob, and daughter, Alicia, as he speaks to a crowd at Liberty State Park in Jersey City,

 

              FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2005 file photograph, Rep. Robert Menendez is flanked by his son, Rob, and daughter, Alicia, as he speaks to a crowd at Liberty State Park in Jersey City,
FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2005 file photograph, Rep. Robert Menendez is flanked by his son, Rob, and daughter, Alicia, as he speaks to a crowd at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J., after being selected by New Jersey Gov.-elect Jon S. Corzine, fourth from right, to serve the remaining year of Corzine's U.S. Senate term, giving New Jersey its first minority senator. Sen. Robert Menendez, whose political career began in a place with a reputation as one of the most corrupt corners of the nation, has often found himself the focus of ethics allegations as he has risen to prominence. (AP Photo/Mel Evans,file)