Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Jack Ciattarelli Wins NJ Republican Gubernatorial Primary

Former New Jersey House member Jack Ciattarelli was elected state governor on June 8. He will face the New Jersey government, Phil Murphy, in the November general election.

Ciattarelli defeats Brian Levine, former Somerset County free agent, pastor Phil Rizzo and businessman and longtime candidate Hirsh Singh. With 99 percent of the area, Ciatterelli earned 49.6 percent of the vote, compared to 25.8 percent for Rizzo and 21.5 for Singh.

Ciattarelli, 59, served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2011 to 2018. He lost a 2017 Republican gubernatorial election to then-Lieutenant Kim Guadagno. Guadagno lost to Murphy in the general election.

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During the campaign, Ciattarelli Murphy, a Democrat, called an ‘extremist on the abortion issue’ and called on the state legislature to re – exercise the governor’s executive powers.

“Make no mistake, Phil Murphy has no problem hijacking our democracy and exercising the power of a king while making unilateral decisions without looking at who he influences,” Ciattarelli claims in a statement. “It is the task of the legislature on both sides of the aisle to end the insanity in Trenton.”

Murphy’s campaign attacked Ciattarelli as a longtime political insider and a “cheerleader” for the then government. Chris Christie, a Republican.

‘While the Assemblyman hopes to recognize himself as an outsider, he is nothing more than an established politician who made the disastrous Christie agenda possible and spent his entire career putting special interests above New Jersey’s values. – with a long career like this, no wonder he wants to hide it, “said Murphy’s campaign spokesman Jerrel Harvey in a statement. statement last month.

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Ciattarelli has more than $ 6.8 million for his campaign ten times more than the next IDP candidate in terms of fundraising. He received the approvals of the former governor of New Jersey, Donald DiFrancesco, a Republican, and all 21 provincial Republican organizations in New Jersey.


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