By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog
His Super PAC has been bashing Chris Christie and laying the groundwork for a 2017 Democrat gubernatorial primary bid for months now, Save Jerseyans, but on Monday, Goldman Sachs alum and Jon Corzine clone Phil Murphy became the first Dem to formally announce a campaign.
“I’m taking the unusual step of announcing my candidacy for Governor a year ahead of the election because New Jersey’s challenges can’t wait,” Murphy declared via his Facebook page. “This campaign is not going to be politics as usual. It starts with New Jerseyans — not me. That’s why I’m asking you to be a part of this from Day One.”
The well-heeled ultra-liberal will likely compete with at least two other Democrats – Senate President Steve Sweeney and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop – for the right to succeed Chris Christie. On the Republican side, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno remains the early frontrunner for the nomination.