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Menendez indictment could create committee opening for Cardin
Menendez indictment could create committee opening for Cardin

WASHINGTON -- The indictment of New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges Wednesday could have significant implications for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee -- and it could also provide an unexpected opportunity for Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin. Menendez is the top Democrat on the committee. If he steps down from the position to deal with the indictment Cardin is in line for the job. A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted Menendez on charges including conspiracy to commit bribery and wire fraud. The charges come at a time when the Obama administration is negotiating a touchy nuclear deal with Iran, a process Menendez has criticized. The next most senior Democrat on...

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