In a move which comes as no surprise, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy intends to seek re-election to a second term in office. On Thursday, Murphy announced that he intends to file the necessary paperwork with the New Jersey Election Lw Enforcement commission to open a candidate committee account for the 2021 campaign.
By filing with ELEC, the Governor and Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver will now be able to commence with fundraising for next year’s election.
“Filing with ELEC is a procedural step that will allow our campaign to legally begin raising money for the 2021 Primary Election,” said Murphy campaign spokesperson Caitlin Mota. “Governor Murphy remains focused on leading New Jersey through the COVID-19 pandemic and building a stronger and fairer economy for every family.”
“At this point, the campaign will consist primarily of a fundraising operation. As we near the most important election of our lifetimes, the Governor is committed to helping elect Joe Biden, elect and reelect our Democratic congressional delegation, and help lead Democrats up and down the ballot to victory on November 3rd.”
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