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.READ MORE: Family Holds Balloon Release For 'Gentle Soul' 17-Year-Old Nasir Muhammad, Gunned Down In Front Of Mom's Home
The Twitter page filled rapidly with tweets of support for the embattled senior senator from New Jersey.READ MORE: More Than 800 Baby Turtles Safe In Stockton University's Care Thanks To Quick Thinking, Little Innovation
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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