As I wrote earlier in the week, Phil Murphy is generally considered the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for New Jersey governor. He’s a former Goldman Sachs executive and Obama ambassador to Germany. The primary is June 6th. If he gets to the general election, he might be in good shape to win given how toxic Chris Chistie has made Republicans in the state.
The ad is mostly a nothing-burger except for the totally creepy way Murphy smiles, like he’s being hit with a cattle prod to remind him to shine his pearly whites. Either that or he’s an alien learning how to bare his teeth to fit in with the earthlings. That could be it.