Murphy to lead Democratic governors in 2020

Gov. Phil Murphy was elected chair-elect of the Demcoratic Governor's Association this morning, paving the way for him to chair the group in 2020. Murphy, a former Democratic National Committee Finance Chairman, will now assume the same role his predecessor, Gov. Chris Christie, held for the Republicans in 2014.  Christie faced considerable criticism for the time spent out of state while working on that unpaid post. The story of Murphy's

Red Bank native wins Virginia congressional seat

Monmouth County has a new congresswoman, sort of. Abigail Davis Spanberger, who ousted Republican Rep. Dave Brat in Virginia, was born in Red Bank and lived in New Jersey until she was 13. Spanberger has some similarities to Rep.-elect Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair).  Both worked for the federal government before flipping a longtime Republican House seat.  The Virginia 7th had a Republican congressman for 38 years; the New Jersey 11th had

Cruz outraises Beto in New Jersey

Republican Ted Cruz has raised more than twice as much money from New Jersey donors than his Democratic opponent in the race for U.S. Senator in Texas. Cruz has brought in $139,783 from New Jersey, while Beto O’Rourke has raised $52,349 out of the Garden State. In 2016, Cruz raised $903,417 from New Jersey contributors when he sought the Republican nomination for president.