Trump, Christie center stage in race they're not part of

Jun 07, 2017, 14:16

As Joe Piscopo, actor, comedian and radio host, .

Voters on Tuesday began the process of finding Republican Gov. Chris Christie's replacement, with thoughts about Wall Street banks and the Trump administration weighing on their minds at the polls. Murphy will face Lieutenant Governor Guadagno who outpaced Jack Ciattarelli, 38% to 32% in the township. "The Republican Governors Association is proud to support Kim Guadagno to be the next governor of New Jersey".

An incumbent New Jersey Republican state senator who sponsored a bill that included a 23-cent gas tax hike has emerged victorious in his primary contest.

Christie cast his ballot for Kim Guadagno (gwah-DAH'-noh) on Tuesday in his hometown of Mendham.

Polls for Tuesday's primary are open from 6 a.m.to 8 p.m. In her victory speech Tuesday, she contrasted herself with the term-limited governor without mentioning his name and then slammed Murphy's Goldman Sachs career, as his five primary opponents had done.

Ciattarelli, who came in second, told his supporters Tuesday night that it was a good campaign, "We didn't fail, we didn't fail, we just lost by a few votes, but we waged a fight, we waged a good fight a good fight and I'm proud of the campaign and I'm proud of all of you".

Wealthy former Goldman Sachs executive Phil Murphy won the Democratic nomination, while Christie's top deputy, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, got the GOP nod in the battle to replace the unpopular governor. And she starts with a built-in disadvantage on the map: New Jersey has 2 million registered Democrats to 1.2 million Republicans. The contest also gives Republicans an opportunity to carve out how to compete during the Trump era.

Democrats are favored in the general election, in part because of an 800,000-voter registration advantage and because of political headwinds stemming from Christie's and Mr. Trump's unpopularity.

"This campaign - our campaign - is about making New Jersey affordable for everyone", Guadagno said.

In Virginia, most of the attention has focused on the close Democratic primary between Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and former Congressman Tom Perriello. "Four more years of Christie style politics won't change New Jersey's unfair, unsuccessful, unsustainable course but we will". Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and large donations from billionaire super donors George Soros and Donald Sussman. Christie holds the distinction of being the most unpopular governor in the nation ― a recent Quinnipiac University survey released earlier this month showed the tough-talking Republican with a shockingly low 18 percent approval rating. Voters will elect a new 120-member Legislature in November. "My principles are Main Street principles".

Guadagno has worked as Christie's top deputy since his election in 2009, defeating three rivals in the primaries to challenge Murphy on the November ballot. He has said he would campaign if asked, but it's unclear whether his assistance would help or hurt, since about three-quarters of voters disapprove of his job performance.

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