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

Murphy’s DGA involvement down to a minimum

Governor stops fundraising for organization amid pandemic

By Nikita Biryukov, April 01 2020 3:47 pm

Gov. Phil Murphy said he’s cut down his time with the Democratic Governors Association to a bare minimum amid the COVID-19 crisis.

“I’ve had a couple of exchanges just on the state of races, but literally a tiny, tiny, tiny amount,” he said, putting two of his fingers close together with practically no room between them.

Murphy, who is chairman of the DGA, took helm of the organization in December.

Earlier this month, the governor said he was still “very much involved” with the organization, adding that his work with the Democratic group was limited to technical matters and conducted entirely through electronic means.

“Most of the time that I normally spend on the DGA is raising money, and I haven’t spent a minute on raising money in the past month for anything other than promoting good causes to help us out with this Pandemic Relief Fund, etc.,” he said. “So not a minute on that.”

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