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Republican Edward Durr has a lead of more than 2,000 votes in his bid to unseat New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney. (Photo: NJ Globe via YouTube).

Durr says Murphy is the dangerous one, not him

By Joey Fox, November 08 2021 5:28 pm

Edward Durr, the Republican who appears to have won an upset victory over Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) last Tuesday, responded today to Gov. Phil Murphy’s remarks calling him a “dangerous guy.”

“This guy who is apparently winning is a dangerous guy,” Murphy said on Friday. “I want to be unequivocal: I do not welcome this in any way, shape, or form.”

Durr, who has largely remained media-shy since election night, said that it was Murphy who presented the truer danger to New Jersey.

“Murphy’s policies have made New Jersey the most-moved-out-of-state in the nation, closed one-third of our small businesses and killed 10,000 nursing home residents,” Durr said. “The fact is, Phil Murphy is far more dangerous than I could ever be.”

Durr added that he intends to fight against Murphy to make New Jersey better. 

“Nothing he has done has made New Jersey fairer or stronger,” he said. “Unlike Murphy, I’m going to Trenton to help make New Jersey better for everyone in our state.”

With all mail-in ballots now received, finalized election results will presumably be known tomorrow; to that end, Sweeney, who has not yet conceded, said he will make an announcement about his future tomorrow.

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