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DGA Statement on Second New Jersey Gubernatorial Debate

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Following the second gubernatorial debate in New Jersey, DGA Political Director Marshall Cohen released the following statement:

“In laying out his concrete record of fighting for New Jerseyans, Gov. Phil Murphy clearly demonstrated in tonight’s debate why he’s the only choice for governor. 

“Meanwhile, the only thing Jack Ciattarelli managed to prove is that his agenda is too extreme for the state. Jack’s debate night strategy of repeating right-wing soundbites recycled from Donald Trump and Chris Christie will not resonate with New Jerseyans, who have soundly rejected Ciattarelli’s same brand of far-right extremism over and over again. 

“While Jack wants to drag New Jersey back to the days of Christie and Trump, Gov. Murphy is committed to moving the state forward towards a stronger and fairer New Jersey — and he’s got the track record to show for it. The achievements that have marked his time as governor, like boosting the state’s economy and increasing access to health care, are unparalleled and unmatched. Now more than ever, as New Jersey faces navigating COVID and continuing along the road to economic recovery, the state needs a leader with a proven record of finding solutions to the issues facing working families. Tonight, Gov. Murphy once again showed why he remains the man for the job.”