Primary Election Round-Up: Murphy, Guadagno Win Party Nominations

Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Kim Guadagno will square off in the gubernatorial election this November.

Photo of Phil Murphy by Fred Conrad; Photo of Kim Guadagno by Frank Veronsky/Choose New Jersey

In results surprising to no one, Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Kim Guadagno clinched their respective party nominations in the gubernatorial primary elections Tuesday, and will square off in the general election this November. Their victories seemed a foregone conclusion and did little to drum up excitement at the polls; a measly 13 percent of registered voters came out to vote.

Read more about the election and what it means for the state’s future:

Around the Web:

NJ Spotlight: Wins For Murphy, Guadagno Demonstrate Power of County Organizations

WNYC: Christie Looms Over a Race He’s Not Part Of

Dustin Racioppi, The Record: Guadagni, Murphy Race May Be For State’s Future But Choice Rooted in Past

Charles Stile, The Record: In Governor’s Race, Insurgent Mood Is No Match For The Machine

From the NJM Archives:

Front-Runner Phil Murphy Wants to Be NJ’s Next Governor (January 2017)

NJ’s GOP Face Many Burning Questions in the Next Election (March 2017)

Next In Line: Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno (January 2014)

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