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.

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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.

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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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