Phil Murphy Wins New Jersey Race

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Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter
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Democrat Phil Murphy won the New Jersey gubernatorial race Tuesday night, according to The New York Times.

Murphy won the governor’s race in New Jersey, beating out his opponent Republican Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the outlet reported.

Murphy won 55.4 percent of the vote while Guadagno garnered 42.5 percent of the vote. Murphy ran on a platform for a $15 minimum wage as well as calling for tougher gun laws and the legalization of marijuana.

Murphy used to work as a Goldman Sachs executive and served as an ambassador during the Obama administration. He has been the favored winner by both sides throughout the race, mainly due to former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s low approval rating hurting the Republican candidate.

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