He should have little chance to actually beat Current Democratic Governor Phil Murphy…
Democratic Governor’;s in New Jersey don’t usually get a second term….
Ciattarelli wasn’t the Donald Trump guy ,,,,
That guy Phillip Rizzo was…
He came in second in the GOP contest….
The winner supports Trump’s ‘policies’ NOT him….
Mr. Ciattarelli in 2015 called Mr. Trump a “charlatan.” In last month’s debate, when asked if he supported the former president, he said, “I supported Donald Trump’s policies.”
“If he’s got to look over his shoulder every time something happens to make sure the Trump wing of the party is still with him, that’s going to be a serious constraint for him,” said Micah Rasmussen, director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics at Rider University.
But Benjamin Dworkin, director of the Rowan Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship at Rowan University, said Republicans were likely to quickly coalesce around their candidate.
“There’ll be some day-after stories about whether he received a high enough percentage of the vote,” Dr. Dworkin said. “But that’s not going to matter by Day 3.”….
Without a primary opponent, Mr. Murphy has had a healthy head start in the campaign.
By last week, he had spent $7.25 million, outpacing spending by all the Republican candidates combined, according to New Jersey’s Election Law Enforcement Commission…..
image…Credit…Bryan Anselm for The New York Times