Democrat Phil Murphy Wins New Jersey Gubernatorial Race
ELECTION NIGHT 2017
Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R) on Tuesday for the governorship in New Jersey. Murphy’s victory was expected, as New Jersey is a heavily blue state. Murphy, who served in a senior role at the Democratic National Committee and was previously a Goldman Sachs executive, will succeed Republican Chris Christie. The race comes as one of the state’s senators, Bob Menendez (D), is on trial on corruption charges. If Menendez is forced out of office, Murphy would choose his replacement.