Sweeney backs Murphy chief of staff pick

Senate President Steve Sweeney is fully behind Gov. Phil Murphy’s new chief of staff, George Helmy. “I think he's great,” Sweeney said. There’s been tension between Sweeney and Murphy since the latter took office, and Sweeney thinks that Helmy, who was State Director for U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, could ease those tensions. “If they let him be chief of staff — and let him be the chief of staff —

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Winner Losers GEORGE HELMY ANDREW CAREY Cory Booker's state director is the new chief of staff to Gov. Phil Murphy. The Middlesex County Prosecutor might be trying so hard to keep his job that it will be impossible for him to keep his job. KRISTIN CORRADO GANNETT The Passaic County state senator continues to step up her game during the probe into the hiring of Al Alvarez. The national newspaper