Phil Murphy on Foreign Policy
Former U.S. ambassador to Germany, appointed by Obama
The 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial campaign is officially underway, a year before the first ballots are cast. Phil Murphy, the wealthy former U.S. ambassador to Germany who has spent the last two years laying the groundwork for a run for governor, became
the first major candidate to declare his candidacy. "New Jersey's challenges can't wait," Murphy said in the two-minute video. "I'm taking the unusual step of announcing my candidacy for governor a year ahead of the election, because my campaign is not
going to be politics as usual. It's time for a governor who has your back. I will."
Murphy's commercial never mentions [that he was an executive at] Goldman Sachs, instead focusing on his work as a former Democratic National Committee finance chairman
under chairman Howard Dean, his years as the President Barack Obama-appointed ambassador to Germany, his leadership of two New Jersey charities and status as a member of the NAACP's national board.
Source: Politico.com on 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial race
, May 16, 2016
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