Party nominees chosen for 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial race

Is anyone paying attention to this year’s gubernatorial election in New Jersey? Apparently not, but they are going ahead with the vote anyway. Yesterday they held a primary in the state to determine the party candidates for the general election later in the year and here’s what happened:

Phil Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive, won the Democratic nomination. Kim Guadagno, the lieutenant governor, won for the Republicans.

As a Wall Street guy, Murphy’s nomination won’t thrill many progressives, but Guadagno is probably so toxic by virtue of her proximity to Gov. Christie that it won’t matter much. In a head-to-head matchup a recent poll has Murphy leading Guadagno by a 50 to 25 point margin.

Maybe because everyone expects New Jersey to go blue this year no one is paying the process any mind, but for a while there Christie was a Trump guy until he became too much of a liability. That’s right, too much of a liability for Trump. Think about that.

Maybe not a referendum on Trump because Christie is a disaster in his own right, but I’ll take it.

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