Murphy and Guadagno Win NJ Primaries

Voters in New Jersey have chosen the two nominees for governor.

Former Wall Street executive Phil Murphy easily won the Democratic nomination on Tuesday.  He scored 48 percent of the vote in the primary, besting his closest rival by 26 points.  In a victory speech, Murphy promised to save New Jersey from eight years of Governor Chris Christie.

“Four more years of Christie-style politics won’t clean up the mess that this governor has made, but we will,” Murphy said.

Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno won the Republican nomination with 47 percent of the vote.  She has spent two terms working under Christie, but tried to distance herself from her boss on Tuesday night.

“I’m running for governor based on my values, based on my record and based on my principles,” Guadagno said.

Christie is ending his second term as one of the most unpopular governors in the country.

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