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DGA Statement on New Jersey GOP Primary

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Today, Democratic Governors Association Executive Director Noam Lee released the following statement on Jack Ciattarelli’s nomination in New Jersey:

“After a bruising primary full of infighting and Trump-loyalty tests, Jack Ciattarelli has managed to crawl into the general election. Ciattarelli spent the primary running scared in an attempt to win over the far-right and now heads into November as an extreme candidate who’s out of touch with New Jersey values.

“Ciattarelli would take New Jersey backward and undo the progress of the last four years. Ciattarelli spent the primary desperately trying to prove his loyalty to Trump, whose agenda, he says, has ‘been good for America.’ Trump’s policies were a complete disaster for America and New Jersey, and Ciattarelli plans to follow in the former president’s footsteps by restricting voting access, rolling back women’s reproductive rights, and slashing funding for public education. 

“New Jerseyans want a leader who will focus on the real issues of education, health care, and jobs, not someone who’s still caught up in the failed policies and dangerous conspiracies of Donald Trump’s presidency. This November, New Jerseyans will reject the Ciattarelli-Trump agenda by re-electing Gov. Phil Murphy.”