Saturday, February 27, 2016

PolitickerNJ: Considering 2017 Guv Run, Murphy Engages Influential NJ Dems

There is a nice little introduction piece on Middletown's Phil Murphy over on PolitickerNJ. Murphy is a Middletown resident and is considering a run for governor next year.

"While 2017 Democratic gubernatorial contender Phil Murphy might not have as much name recognition as some vying for the spot due to the fact he has never held office in New Jersey, the former ambassador from Germany seems to be making inroads with influential state Democrats.

The former Goldman Sachs executive spent Wednesday courting Democrats at various events throughout the state, notably some influential county chairs....

...While Murphy still has a ways to go before he can lock up a nomination—especially because notable adversaries like Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, state Senator Ray Lesniak and Senate President Steve Sweeney are also in the mix—a solidification of support from a county chair could provide a launchpad for his campaign.

As of now, with the gubernatorial race still over a year away, Murphy and other Democratic candidates have yet to declare whether or not they will be officially running for governor during the November 2017 election...."

Read the full article HERE

Mr. Murphy is also the founder and Chair of New Way For New Jersey. If you want to learn more about him starting there is a good start.

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