Poll: The Murphy Lockdown — Terrific or Troubling?
Phil Murphy seems to have the Democratic gubernatorial nomination sewn up more than a year ahead of the election. What do you think of his early-bird special?
By assiduously courting Democratic county chairs across northern New Jersey, Phil Murphy has sewn up the backing of north Jersey powerbrokers, leading many observers to view him as the presumptive Democratic nominee for governor in 2017— seven months before the primary. That’s the way it appeared to state Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester) — widely considered to be a near-certain candidate — who quit the race after Murphy racked up the endorsements. Ditto: state Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-Union), who had some.