Next New Jersey Governor: Murphy Elected as Christie's Successor

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The Election Day results are in and one of the most watched races in the country was the battle to become New Jersey's next governor.

Democrat Phil Murphy won the race and says he is ready to get to work.

Phil Murphy On Tuesday, November 7th, Murphy thanked supporters at Convention Hall in Asbury Park. He beat Republican and current Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno by a margin of 13 percentage points.

The former Goldman Sachs executive and Obama Administration Ambassador to Germany was outright in his victory speech about how much he plans to push back against the Trump Administration.

Murphy's early indication that he'll stand up to President Donald J. Trump comes as the Democrat-leaning state seemed to repudiate Chris Christie, the two-term governor and Trump supporter whose approval ratings have been in the teens.

Murphy is set to take office on Tuesday, January 16th. 

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