Menendez sworn in as New Jersey's newest U.S. senator

January 18, 2006

Miami Herald- Donna de la Cruz

WASHINGTON - Robert Menendez, a congressman who was raised in a New Jersey tenement by parents from Cuba, on Wednesday became the first minority to serve in the U.S. Senate from the Garden State.

Menendez is the sixth Hispanic ever to serve in the Senate and the body's third sitting Hispanic, joining Democrat Ken Salazar of Colorado and Republican Mel Martinez of Florida.

The 52-year-old Democrat relinquished his longtime title of congressman when he took the oath of office during a brief ceremony on the Senate floor.


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