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 MenendezOvernight Cybersecurity: Senate narrowly rejects expanding FBI surveillance powers Senate narrowly rejects new FBI surveillance Kaine, Murphy push extension of Iran sanctions 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 McCainMcCain: 'It's up to every delegate to make up their own minds' The Hill's 12:30 Report Pollster: Clinton leads in 5 battlegrounds 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 McConnellMitch McConnellGOP Senate super-PAC reserves nearly million in airtime Reid backs House Puerto Rico bill To reduce gun violence, time to really put up or shut up MORE (R-Ky.) and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Menendez has a slight lead over Kean in recent polls.