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Senate President Steve Sweeney. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe)

Sweeney declines to endorse Murphy re-election

Donald Norcross backed governor for a second term Saturday

By Nikita Biryukov, March 05 2020 5:19 pm

Senate President Steve Sweeney declined to endorse Gov. Phil Murphy’s re-election Thursday.

“Governor’s not running for re-election right now. That’s next year,” he said when asked if he’d back Murphy for a second term. “We pay attention election by election.”

On Saturday, Rep. Donald Norcross endorsed Murphy for a second term at a rally headlined by the governor and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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