Patrons at the Spinning Wheel Diner in Lebanon, New Jersey, vented to "Fox & Friends" correspondent Todd Piro after Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) defeated Republican challenger Bob Hugin.

Although some Republicans had viewed Menendez as vulnerable due to a 2017 federal corruption trial, the two-term Senate veteran never trailed Hugin in pre-election polling, and he went on to win by a comfortable margin.

One woman, identified as Dolores, said she was "very sad for the state of New Jersey," but she is encouraged that Republicans picked up seats in the Senate.

"Gotta look at the positive, guys. We're gonna get those judges in. And we gotta look at 2020," she said.


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One man, identified as Glenn, however, was less optimistic following Menendez's win, saying he's "more than likely" moving to Tennessee.

"This has been a major disappointment for me," he said. "I can't get out of this state fast enough. With the high taxes and the corruption in this state, it's overwhelming. It's time for me to leave."

A man named Bob said that New Jersey is chasing residents like Glenn out of the state.

"I have lived all my life in New Jersey, and I have never seen such a mess as we have right now. And it's only going to get worse with the current government."

Watch the Breakfast With Friends segment above, and see Steve Doocy get the pulse of Missouri voters below.


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