Gov.-elect Phil Murphy wants New Jersey to raise the minimum wage. The Democrat on Monday will join Democratic legislative leaders and labor officials for a raise the wage event in … Click to Continue »
Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg admitted to Politico that he planted a fake story about Gov. Chris Christie (R) “fetching” Donald Trump’s order from McDonald’s in an effort to embarrass the New Jersey governor. Said Nunberg: “The sad reality is [...]
“Republican governors and their donors — still reeling from GOP losses last week in New Jersey and Virginia — are trying to distance themselves from their party’s problems and plot a 2018 strategy to protect their state-level dominance,” Bloomberg reports. [...]
Yesterday New Jersey voters elected a governor who wants to legalize marijuana, while Virginia voters elected a governor who wants to eliminate criminal penalties for simple possession. Incoming New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat who defeated Lt. Show More Summary
Democrats have hit the political trifecta in New Jersey and Washington state, seizing complete control of the governor’s office and legislative chambers in the 2017 elections. Time to let fly with a big liberal agenda? Maybe, but taking a few modest steps to the left is probably more realistic.
New Jersey Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy says his top deputy will also lead the state department that played a key role in helping the state recover from Superstorm Sandy. Murphy's … Click to Continue »
Expect Republicans to say, “Yeah, by the didn’t win by much, so it doesn’t really count.” When they say that, show them this: Democrats, and civilization in general, also took a win in New Jersey where Chris Christie’s lt. governor was bested by first-time candidate Phil Murphy. The post Northam is the projected winner in Virginia. appeared first on Greg Laden's Blog.
New Jersey's next governor and the current governor are set to discuss the transfer of power. Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy will meet with Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday to … Click to Continue »
Ralph Northam’s convincing victory in last night’s Virginia governor’s race — coupled with Democratic gains in the Virginia state legislature, the party’s victory in the New Jersey governor’s race, a key win in Washington state, and the vote to expand Medicaid in Maine — put a spring in the step of Democrats and liberals. But […]
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia and New Jersey are set to pick new governors Tuesday.
The palpable joy among liberals and progressives over Tuesday night’s victories was not simply a function of the many contests in which Democrats prevailed. Sure, the party recaptured the New Jersey governor’s mansion, swept dozens of...Show More Summary
Andy Borowitz jokes about Democrats’ wins in the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races on Tuesday.
Democrats won the top office in New Jersey and Virginia last night. Democrat Ralph Northam defeated Ed Gillespie in Virginia and Democrat Phil Murphy beat Republican Kim Guadagno in the Garden State. Gillespie was an milquetoast Repubican who refused to campaign with Republican President Donald Trump. Show More Summary
Don't let the door hit you on the way out, governor. With New Jersey voters going to the polls to replace Governor Chris Christie, the MSNBC host of The Beat with Ari Melber played a hilarious highlight reel of outbursts from the Republican former prosecutor. Show More Summary
Here's the tally sheet, for those following along: -- Democrats win Governors' races handily in both New Jersey and Virginia. -- Republicans, who held a 32-seat advantage in the Virginia state House, had those gains completely decimated -- Maine became...
Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam has defeated Trump-supported candidate Ed Gillespie to win the Virginia governor’s race, while Democrat Philip D. Murphy defeated Chris Christie’s Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno to win in New Jersey. Trump bashed Gillespi… Read The post Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Win in Virginia and New Jersey in Backlash to Trumpism appeared first on Towleroad.
New Jersey is set to trade its brash-talking Republican governor, a friend and early supporter of Donald Trump, for a former diplomat with an at-times folksy demeanor promising to be … Click to Continue »
New Jersey voters elected Democrat Phil Murphy on Tuesday to replace the state's deeply unpopular outgoing Republican governor, Chris Christie. Murphy, a former bank executive and ambassador to Germany, beat Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno,...Show More Summary
Amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s sinking approval rating and the non-stop probe into Trump-Russia links, the president is facing a major test of his presidency on Election Day 2017. The governor’s races in Virginia and New Jersey will become the first statewide races since Trump won the presidential election last November. Show More Summary