The New Jersey State Democratic Committee (NJDSC) recently announced their formal endorsement of Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Tammy Murphy. The endorsement comes at a pivotal time in the campaign as Election Day draws near.
The gubernatorial campaign of Murphy, wife of New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy, is bolstered by the support of the New Jersey State Democratic Committee. The New Jersey State Democratic Committee is a group composed of major figures in the New Jersey Democratic Party, and is chaired by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez.
Senator Menendez is no stranger to endorsing candidates and has served as the organization’s leader for nearly thirty years. Notably, Senator Menendez recently faced reelection and emerged victorious despite serious allegations of corruption from the federal government.
The endorsement of Tammy Murphy, who has been trailing slightly in the polls, is an indication that the New Jersey State Democratic Committee is committed to electing a Democratic Governor as Phil Murphy did not seek a second term in the state election.
For the New Jersey State Democratic Committee to be effective in its endorsement of a candidate, the endorsement must be well-timed and receive strong support from its members. The organization has demonstrated its commitment to the Murphy campaign by launching an intensive get-out-the-vote effort throughout the state.
“The effort by NJDSC to mobilize its membership in support of Tammy Murphy is an important reminder that the New Jersey State Democratic Committee is and will remain a powerful force in New Jersey Democratic politics,” Senator Menendez said.
The endorsement of Tammy Murphy by the New Jersey State Democratic Committee could be the decisive factor in the race and may give her the edge she needs to win in November. If elected, Tammy Murphy would become the first female governor in New Jersey history.