Longtime Republican state Sen. Sam Thompson switches to Democratic Party

Gov. Phil Murphy welcomed state Sen. Sam Thompson to the Democratic Party in a statement issued by the Democratic State Committee.

News 12 Staff

Feb 13, 2023, 9:41 PM

Updated 518 days ago

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A longtime Republican politician in New Jersey is now a Democrat.
Gov. Phil Murphy welcomed state Sen. Sam Thompson to the Democratic Party in a statement issued by the Democratic State Committee.
Thompson was facing a primary challenger on the Republican side.
The 87-year-old senator has accused his GOP colleagues of age discrimination.
Thompson was a delegate for former Republican President Donald Trump at the 2016 and 2020 Republican conventions.


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