Kean arrives late for his own fundraiser

Republican New Jersey Senate candidate Tom Kean Jr. was late to his own fundraiser, where Vice President Cheney spoke Monday, according to the Bergen Record.

Kean finally appeared a few minutes after Cheney had left the stage, claiming he was held up by state legislative business and heavy traffic.

Kean, whose father was a two-term governor of New Jersey and served as co-chairman of the Sept. 11 commission, is running against Sen. Robert MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezSenate must save itself by confirming Mike Pompeo Poll: Menendez has 17-point lead over GOP challenger Russian attacks on America require bipartisan response from Congress MORE (D-N.J.), a seven-term member of the House who was appointed to fill the seat that Gov. Jon Corzine (D-N.J.) resigned from in the upper chamber.

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSenate confirms Pompeo as Trump's new secretary of State GOP moves to cut debate time for Trump nominees GOP advances proposal to change Senate rules MORE (R-Ariz.) spoke at a fundraiser for Kean three weeks ago. Others who were scheduled to help raise money this week for Kean include Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDems hold double-digit lead on generic ballot: poll Senate confirms Pompeo as Trump's new secretary of State The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Ky.) and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Menendez has a slight lead over Kean in recent polls.