- Gubernatorial Tidbits
New Polls Show Murphy With a Solid Lead: The Suffolk University/USA TODAY Network Poll finds the Democratic candidate leading by a 44-25 margin of likely voters. The Fox News Poll finds Ambassador Murphy ahead by a 42-29 split amongst registered voters.
High Profile Support for the Murphy Campaign: Mr. Murphy will campaign with former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden to New Jersey at two separate events in October. According to NJ.com, details on President Obama’s visit to the Garden State are in process of being finalized, while Vice President Biden’s trip will take place on October 12 according to the political website, InsiderNJ.com. Mr. Murphy served as an Ambassador to Germany during the Obama Administration.
Television Ads/Democrats: The Democratic Governors Association launched a television ad attacking the Lt. Governor’s campaign. Entitled “Together,” it ties Lt. Governor Guadagno to the policies and scandals of the Christie Administration. The Murphy Campaign unveiled its own television spot this week, “Cut and Paste,” that warns that a Guadagno Administration will mean billions less for public schools but billions more in tax breaks for giant corporations.
Television Ads/Republicans: The Republican Governors Association went on the air with two ads in the past week. The first, “Doesn’t Pay” raises questions on Mr. Murphy’s position to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage, while the second ad predicts that a Murphy Administration will raise taxes by $1.3 billion.
Murphy and Guadagno Come Together to Raise Funds for Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico: Both candidates have come together to urge residents to support “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief,” a non-profit, charitable entity that will be a one-stop source for people to donate directly to island-based charities. The fund is focused on delivering immediate, targeted aid. Click here to learn more.