Phil Murphy becomes 1st to enter race to replace Gov. Christie

The race to replace Republican Gov. Chris Christie has its first official candidate.

Democrat Phil Murphy announced that he is running

Democrat Phil Murphy announced that he is running for New Jersey governor in 2017. (May 16, 2016 7:56 PM)

The race to replace Republican Gov. Chris Christie has its first official candidate.

Democrat Phil Murphy officially declared himself a candidate on Monday in an email and video sent to supporters.

Murphy is the United States' former ambassador to Germany. He also previously worked on Wall Street with Goldman Sachs.

He launched an advocacy organization focused on the state's middle...

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