See which N.J. lawmaker is the go-to source for Washington's Spanish-language media

See which N.J. lawmaker is the go-to source for Washington's Spanish-language media


By:  Jonathan D. Salant
NJ Advance Media


En vivo desde el Capitolio, Bob Menéndez.  

When big things happen in U.S. Senate, the banks of microphones are usually set up waiting for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.

And there's a third senator who commands attention: New Jersey Democrat Robert Menendez, the go-to lawmaker for the Spanish-language media in Washington who report on topics like inmigración, América Latina, and la restauración de las relaciones con Cuba.

"He's a well-respected leader in the Hispanic community beyond New Jersey," said Maria Peña, Washington correspondent for La Opinion/Impremedia.

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