U.S. Senator Robert Menendez engaged

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., addresses a gathering at a campaign stop for Democratic candidate for governor Barbara Buono in Mountainside, N.J., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Buono will face popular Republican Gov. Chris Christie in an election Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

December 10, 2013 1:01:12 PM PST
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is engaged.

His office says Menendez popped the question to Alicia Mucci, his girlfriend of more than a year, Monday night.

Mucci lives in Bergen County and manages real estate investments.

Her public Facebook profile says she's widowed and worked as a "barmaid" at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack in August 2009.

The restaurant is home to numerous New Jersey political fundraisers and events.

Menendez's office says the couple met after a fundraiser but did not specify where or when.

The Democratic senator's first marriage ended in divorce in 2005.

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