FWIW, here’s the story. The Senator is Menendez, D, of NJ; his people have denied it outright. Beyond the facts that he has a friend who lives in the relevant location, whom he did visit at the relevant time, the story seems to be neither verifiable or falsifiable. Menendez is up for reelection next week, so the timing of this makes the story suspicious, IMO. Were I from NJ, I would not let this story affect my vote, nor, despite my obvious political leanings, would I bring it up with friends, regardless of their leanings.