Murphy and Ciattarelli are already in campaign mode

Politics is usually a post-Labor Day thing. Maybe not this year

Politics is usually a post-Labor Day thing, even in an election year, but summer 2021 is probably going to deliver something different in New Jersey, with Gov. Phil Murphy running for reelection against Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli.

Both the Murphy and Ciattarelli campaigns have already started running ads targeting the other candidate’s perceived weaknesses. This week at a reception held by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, both were in campaign mode.

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