November 8, 2017 •
Democrat Phil Murphy is New Jersey’s Next Governor
Democrat Phil Murphy was elected as New Jersey’s 56th governor.
Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive and U.S. Ambassador to Germany, may impact Congress if he appoints a replacement for U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez.
Menendez is currently on trial for corruption charges and the jury began deliberations on November 6, 2017. If convicted, Menendez will face pressure to step down allowing a Democrat, opposed to exiting Republican Gov. Chris Christie, to appoint a replacement.
Murphy is set to take office on January 16, 2018.
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