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Gov. Phil Murphy. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe)

Murphy will stay on at DGA as 2021 finance chairman

New Mexico governor pledged support for Murphy re-election as new DGA chair

By David Wildstein, December 03 2020 5:33 pm

Gov. Phil Murphy will serve as finance chairman of the Democratic Governors Association next year, when he seeks re-election to a second term.

Murphy had served as DGA chairman this year.  He’ll be succeeded by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.  North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, who Murphy helped secure re-election last month, will assume the DGA chairmanship.

“This past year has been full of unexpected challenges, but with Gov. Murphy at the helm, the DGA successfully weathered the storm,” said Lujan Grisham.  “The DGA re-elected incumbents in Delaware and Washington, as well as the battleground state of North Carolina, marking the sixth consecutive cycle that the DGA has successfully defended all incumbents.”

Lujan Grisham said the DGA is committed to helping Murphy next year, and to electing a Democratic governor in Virginia.

“With smart and strategic investments, the DGA was able to successfully re-elect all our incumbents and hit record fundraising levels that set the DGA up for success in years to come, all in the face of an unprecedented public health and economic crisis,” Murphy said.  “Our strong roster of Democratic governors in swing states paved the way for President-elect Biden’s historic win and ensured a fair and complete count in the key states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.”

The DGA held their annual meeting remotely this year.

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