2017 Democratic primary results: Murphy wins nomination for NJ governor
New Jersey Democrats have nominated another Wall Street executive as their candidate for governor.
Phil Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive and U.S. ambassador to German under President Obama, easily picked up his party’s nomination on Tuesday. With many precincts reporting before 9:30 p.m., Murphy was leading his opponents by a 2 to 1 margin.
Murphy, who has already spent more than $20 million on his campaign, was expected to win. He was endorsed by all 21 county Democratic committees.
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Murphy has been running as a progressive against the record of Gov. Chris Christie, a two-term Republican who defeated Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine.
Murphy’s opponents in both parties have drawn parallels between him and Corzine, also a one-time Goldman Sachs executive who proved unpopular with New Jersey voters and municipal leaders.
This month Murphy agreed to limit spending on the general election race to no more than $13.8 million by participating in a public-matching funds.
Christie this week called Murphy a “fraud,” suggesting that money would pour in from outside the state to secure the Democrat’s victory.
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These are the numbers as of 11:30 p.m. Counties in bold reported 100 percent of their results Tuesday night. All numbers are unofficial.
The darker the blue, the greater the margin of victory for Murphy