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     Nov. 7, 2017 Governor

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+Philip Murphy/Sheila Oliver (D)
1,203,110
56.03%
Kim Guadagno/Carlos A. Rendo (R)
899,583
41.89%
Gina Genovese (I)
12,294
0.57%
Pete Rohrman (L)
10,531
0.49%
Seth Kaper-Dale/Lisa Durden (G)
10,053
0.47%
Matt Riccardi (C)
6,864
0.32%
Vincent Ross (I)
4,980
0.23%

2,147,415

Registered voters: 5,703,654.
Plurality 303,527 votes (14.14 percentage points).
 NJ Dept. of State




Notes: This was a Democratic pick-up. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R) faced a tough challenge in seeking to succeed two-term Gov. Chris Christie (R), who in mid-2017 had the dubious distinction of being "New Jersey's least popular governor ever." Property taxes were a major issue.
Turnout at 37.6% was a record low, eclipsing the previous low set in 2013.

In the June 6 primaries, Murphy vastly outspent his opponents and obtained 48.37% of the vote, besting leading challengers Jim Johnson (21.89%) and John Wisniewski (21.55%).  Guadagno (46.70%) finished well ahead of Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (30.99%).

Campaign Managers:
Phil Murphy: Brendan Gill
President and CEO of BGill Group, a public affairs company, since Jan. 2015; Essex County freeholder since Jan. 2012.  Campaign manager on U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's re-election, Jan.-Dec. 2014; senior advisor to Sen. Booker, Aug.-Dec. 2013.  State director for U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Dec. 2009-Aug. 2013; senior advisor to Lautenberg, Nov. 2007-Dec. 2009; and campaign manager for Lautenberg, May-Nov. 2008.  Communications director for the NJ Department of Transportation, Mar. 2005-Nov. 2007.  Campaign director for Menendez for Senate/NJ Coordiinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2006.  District director to U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman (NJ-9), Sept. 2002-Jan. 2005.  Chief of staff to NJ Assemblyment Eagler and Edwards (LD34), Nov. 2001-Sept. 2002; campaign manager to Nia Gill for State Senate and Eagler and Edwards for Assembly, June-Nov. 2001.  Public information officer/law clerk in the Office of the Passaic County Counsel, Jan.-June 2001.  Campaign manager on Pascrell for Congress, June-Nov. 2000.  District field director, Jan.-Aug. 1999.  Field rep./scheduler to U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr., Jan. 1997-Dec. 1998.  Essex Co. field director on Pascrell for Congress (NJ-8), May-Dec. 1996.  B.A. in political science and government from Seton Hall University, 1996.

Kim Guadagno: David Huguenel
Fomer consultant with Jamestown Associates.  Regional political director for the New Jersey Republican State Committee.  Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Ánh "Joseph" Cao's (LA) unsucessful 2010 re-election.  Originally from New Orleans, LA.










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