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Gov. Phil Murphy. Photo by Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe

Murphy backs Currie re-election

Says Currie has been ‘extraordinary chairman’

By David Wildstein, December 19 2018 5:33 pm

Gov. Phil Murphy says he will support Demcoratic State Chairman John Currie for re-election when his term expires in January 2020.

“John Currie has been an extraordinary Chairman for our state party, and I wholeheartedly support him for another term leading the New Jersey Democratic State Committee,” Murphy said.¬† “You don’t need to look further back than November 6, when Chairman Currie led our New Jersey Democrats to an historic victory in the midterm elections, winning 11 of 12 congressional districts and sending Bob Menendez back to Washington as our senior Senator.”

Essex County Democratic Chairman LeRoy Jones told the New Jersey Globe today that he would consider running for state chairman if he is drafted and if the support is there.

Murphy pointed to Currie’s role in his own gubernatorial campaign last year.

“In 2017, when we took back the Governor’s Office by a landslide, it was in no small part due to the Chairman’s efforts. His investments in NJDSC’s operations, in support for county parties and local campaigns, in improved data capabilities, and in grassroots organizing have set our party up to succeed not just now, but for years to come. With a track record like that, he deserves our unanimous support to continue to be the Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee.”–

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