Politics, States

What?? Republicans to Win New Jersey?

According to the latest figures from Bloomberg and the AP, NJ Gov. Phil Murphy has a narrow lead in NJ’s still-too-close-to-call gubernatorial race.

Murphy is leading by around 7K votes despite a surge in support for Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli overnight. Votes are still being counted, particularly mail-in ballots in what BBG described as “strongly Democratic counties…”

BBG explained that the Garden State has typically leaned Democratic, but voters frustrated by the state’s high taxes have kept Democratic governors to single terms for more than four decades. The state’s most recent GOP governor, Chris Christie, managed to win two terms before he was term-limited out. Read more…

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