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Hudson County Democratic chair Amy DeGise. Photo by Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe.

DeGise likes the Gopal for governor idea

Another county chair open to Gopal gubernatorial bid in 2025

By Nikita Biryukov, August 08 2019 5:19 pm

Add Amy DeGise’s name to the list of Democratic county chairs that like the idea of State Sen. Vin Gopal mounting a gubernatorial bid in 2025.

“He is one of the most hard-working men that I have ever met. Socially, personally, professionally — he has everything going for him, so if he hasn’t earned it yet, I think he will if that’s his end goal,” the Hudson County Democratic Chairwoman said.

On Wednesday, Democratic chairs from Union, Somerset and Essex Counties indicated they would support a Gopal for governor bid after Gov. Phil Murphy leaves office.

“I always love his bright, progressive, young ideas, but I think he works really well with veterans as well with building consensus and bringing people to the middle, which is something I’m a really strong supporter of for a good party, so I like that idea,” DeGise said. “2025 — At least we have good candidates being thrown around instead of people you’re rolling your eyes at.”

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