New Jersey is now the seventh state in the country where Democrats now commands the legislative and executive divisions. Philip D. Murphy, an erstwhile Wall Street banker, won the election and has been nominated as the 56th governor.
The triumph of Mr. Murphy who transfigured from a Goldman Sachs executive to an advanced democrat to resemble the direction of an apprehensive political party, grants Democrats an inadequately required lift and a governor who has promised to make his state a defender against the policies of President Trump.
Mr. Murphy’s domination also engenders a decisive end to the thunderous eight-year rule of Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican who was once contemplated a feasible adversary for the White House but who vacates office as one of the country’s despised governors.
It needs to be seen that Mr. Murphy’s proficiently superintended crusade and assertive scheme but yet it is not yet sure if he can deliver on his commitment. Mr. Murphy, 60, beat Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, the Republican candidate and Mr. Christie’s second-in-command, by a margin of 55 to 43 percent, with 58 percent of enclosure delineating after a disputable election that was never doubtable. Ms. Guadagno had grappled to shove out of the contour of her vehemently disliked boss.
Mr. Murphy who encouraged a tolerant future for New Jersey with a $15 minimum wage, legitimatization of marijuana and a promise to face Mr. Trump, constitutes a transfer in the state’s eminence for electing average governors and creates a profound shade of blue.