Gov. Phil Murphy bypassed the issue of accepting parties to the Democratic Senate primaries between Nicholas Sack (North Bergen) and Brian Stack (D-Union City) in Hudson County and Richard Cody (D-Rosland) and Nia Gill (D-Moncler) in the area Essex / Pasaik.
“No comment on any of the races or hypothetical scenarios,” Murphy said at his weekly Covid briefing on Tuesday. “So be patient with us.”
Murphy avoids approval, despite strong ties to some current executives.
When the bill was signed three months before last year’s Governor Stack election promised to deliver a huge set for Murphy’s re-election application.
“I would knock down a wall for you, and I mean it,” – Stack Said Murphy.
Cody, a former governor, was one of Murphy’s first supporters.
For the past two months, Murphy has entered the primaries in Hudson County, quickly endorsing Robert J. Menendez to Congress and MP Raja Mukherjee (Jersey City) to an open seat in the State Senate in the 32nd District.
The county change put Saka and Stack, as well as Cody and Gila in the same areas.
Several Hudson County Democrats, who spoke to the New Jersey Globe on condition of anonymity, said they expect Saka and Stack to reach some sort of agreement to avoid war in 2023. But the terms of the agreement were not worked out.
Murphy did commend the distribution committee for the card, which emerged as a result of an agreement between Democrats and Republicans, particularly welcoming the leadership of Democratic Chairman Leroy Jones Jr.
“I want to thank the commissioners on both sides for a thorough and fair process to reach a consensus map,” he said. “As governor, I look forward to working with both parties in the legislature and our common priorities.”