The handling of the COVID-19 crisis will likely be at the center of this year’s gubernatorial contest in New Jersey. On Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy’s reelection campaign unveiled a slate of seasoned staffers, including veteran Jackie Burns as deputy campaign manager. Burns is most recently known for helping U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-11th) sail to victory.
How much will the Murphy administration’s perceived missteps related to the handling of the coronavirus pandemic weigh on the governor’s chances at a second term? Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron talks to Bergen Record columnist Charlie Stile for an analysis of Murphy’s reelection campaign.