NJDSC Chairman Releases Statement Celebrating Governor’s Victory Over Jack Ciattarelli at First Debate

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman LeRoy J. Jones, Jr., is releasing the following statement on Governor Phil Murphy’s clear victory in tonight’s first gubernatorial debate:

“Governor Murphy made all New Jersey Democrats proud tonight by doing what he’s done since day one  — standing up for New Jersey values, fighting for working- and middle-class families, and refusing to allow the Trump-style extremism that Jack Ciattarelli represents take hold in our state. While Assemblyman Ciattarelli continues to embrace Trumpism, takes extreme policy positions that are far out of step with New Jersey, and engages in baseless personal attacks, Governor Murphy is doing the work needed to move our state forward. The contrast between Governor Murphy and Assemblyman Ciattarelli could not be more clear, and now it’s time for Democrats and all New Jerseyans to stand together and make sure we win this election and have our Governor’s back, just like he has ours.”