In The New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy Wins The Governor's Race

Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Kim Guadagno, Gov. Chris Christie's lieutenant governor in the New Jersey race for governor according to NJ.com. (photo credit: U.S. Military / Public Domain)

Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Kim Guadagno, Gov. Chris Christie's lieutenant governor in the New Jersey race for governor according to NJ.com.

Murphy -- a former U.S. ambassador to Germany -- has promised to push New Jersey in a progressive direction, vowing to legalize and tax marijuana and ramp up funding for education, public-worker pensions, and transportation, while protecting undocumented immigrants and fighting the agenda of President Donald Trump, a Republican. For Guadagno, the loss brings and end to her eight-year run in Trenton. With her association to Christie hanging on her like an albatross, Guadagno trailed Murphy by double digits in every poll and had a 3-to-1 fundraising disadvantage in a state where registered Democrats outnumber register Republicans by about 880,000.

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