On November 7, 2006, Menendez was elected to the United States Senate to continue holding the office he acquired through his appointment earlier that year. He defeated Thomas H. Kean, Jr. (R), J. M. Carter (God We Trust), Len Flynn (Libertarian), Edward Forchion (Legalize Marijuana (G.R.I.P.), Daryl Mikell Brooks (Poor People’s Campaign), N. Leonard Smith (Solidarity, Defend Life), Angela L. Lariscy (Socialist Workers), and Gregory Pason (Socialist Party USA).
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