PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey took over as the leader of the nation's nonpartisan governors' association on Friday in a time of deep divide between the states over issues such as abortion and gun control.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The leaders of the National Governors Association said Friday they're forming a bipartisan working group to come up with recommendations to stop mass shootings following the Texas school massacre.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — On the 16th anniversary of a New Jersey law that banned indoor smoking in most public places — except in casinos — hundreds of Atlantic City casino workers called on state lawmakers Tuesday to ban smoking in the gambling halls.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top political leadership is in no hurry to adopt — or even consider — a bill that would permanently ban smoking in Atlantic City's casinos.
On the day when smoking opponents make a national push for people to kick the habit, New Jersey state Senate President Steve Sweeney said there has been no discussion about whether to move forward with a bill pending in the state Legislature to ban smoking in Atlantic City's nine casinos.
RARITAN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Republican Jack Ciattarelli said Friday he conceded the race for governor to Democratic incumbent Phil Murphy, more than a week after election day, but he added that he plans to run again in four years.
As results in New Jersey’s tight gubernatorial race streamed in following Tuesday's election, social media users began incorrectly claiming that real-time election results from news organizations showed proof of election fraud in the state’s most populous county.
WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy was declared the winner in his reelection campaign Wednesday after results from mail ballots and Democratic-leaning counties helped the Democrat extend his lead over Republican Jack Ciattarelli.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The result of New Jersey's election for governor will be “legal and fair" no matter the outcome, Republican candidate Jack Ciattarelli said Thursday in his first comments since The Associated Press declared incumbent Democrat Phil Murphy the election's winner.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey narrowly won reelection in his reliably blue state while a Republican political newcomer delivered a stunning upset in the Virginia governor’s race, sending a warning to Democrats that their grip on power in Washington may be in peril.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey narrowly won reelection in his reliably blue state while a Republican political newcomer delivered a stunning upset in the Virginia governor’s race, sending a warning Wednesday to Democrats that their grip on power in Washington may be in peril.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy narrowly won reelection Wednesday, eking out a victory that spared Democrats the loss of a second gubernatorial seat.
He’s the state’s first Democratic governor to get a second straight term in 44 years, defeating Republican former Assembly member Jack Ciattarelli.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and Republican Jack Ciattarelli were virtually deadlocked early Wednesday after a campaign centered on the incumbent’s progressive policies and handling of the pandemic.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In the closing hours of New Jersey's campaign for governor, Democratic incumbent Phil Murphy is traveling the state touting the progressive accomplishments during his first term and Republican Jack Ciattarelli is also on tour railing against high property taxes and mask mandates in schools.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The campaign arm of the national association for Republican governors has so far outspent their Democratic counterpart in New Jersey's gubernatorial contest this year, state election officials said Friday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Republican candidate for governor Jack Ciattarelli has nearly matched incumbent Democrat Phil Murphy's spending in the election so far, though the governor has about five times more cash on hand going into the final week of campaigning.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters have already begun casting mail-in ballots and on Saturday began heading to the polls for early in-person voting for the first time ever.
The governor's race is at the top of the ballot, with Democratic Gov.
HENRICO, Va. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden campaigned Friday for Democrats in governors' races in Virginia and New Jersey, saying "this election will set a course for a year from now” during her first political trip of her husband's presidency.
GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's two major-party candidates for governor sketched sharply different visions for where they want to carry the state of more than 9 million people in their final debate Tuesday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Political contributions from groups backing Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy in this year's election so far outpace those supporting his Republican rival, Jack Ciattarelli, new figures out Wednesday showed.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Democrat and Republican running for lieutenant governor in this year's election clashed over COVID-19 vaccination requirements and a handful of other issues, but they both agreed they'd welcome President Joe Biden to the campaign trail — though for different reasons.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and Republican Jack Ciattarelli sparred in an at-times testy and raucous debate Tuesday in the first of two meetings in this year's campaign for governor.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and Republican rival Jack Ciattarelli will go head to head in two debates in late September and mid-October while their running mates will clash once, New Jersey election officials announced Wednesday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former U.N. ambassador and South Carolina governor Nikki Haley endorsed New Jersey GOP gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli on Friday.
Haley will attend a fundraiser for Ciattarelli on Sunday, according to the candidate's campaign.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's takeover of most of Atlantic City's major decision-making power may be extended for another four years.
Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo, a Democrat who says he worked with Gov...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate who has embraced former President Donald Trump failed to qualify for public matching funds, the state's Election Law Enforcement Commission ruled this week...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey would mandate safety courses in order to get a gun permit, require lockboxes for out-of-use firearms and change state law to hold firearm makers liable for harm stemming from gun use, among other changes proposed in the dozen new gun control measures Democratic Gov...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top elections official asked the state’s attorney general Wednesday to conduct a criminal investigation into a ballot petition submitted by a candidate aiming to challenge Democratic Gov...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday nominated Rachel Wainer Apter to be an associate justice of the state Supreme Court, making his pick to replace the retiring Jaynee LaVecchia...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Biden administration should make manufacturing more COVID-19 vaccines its primary focus as it confronts the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Gov...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday ordered state employees to work remotely Wednesday, the day of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, because of the “tension” in the country after an attack on the U...
A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by President Donald Trump’s campaign that had sought to stop New Jersey’s mail-in ballot program...
A federal judge in New Jersey declined on Tuesday to grant a preliminary injunction sought by the Trump campaign to stop New Jersey’s mail-in ballot program...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey reported 460 deaths from coronavirus, the biggest jump yet, on Thursday, the same day Gov. Phil Murphy had a friendly meeting with President Donald Trump, who promised to send the state testing materials, according to the governor.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:
ABC's “This Week" — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J.; Gov. John Bel Edwards, D-La.; former White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert.
New Jersey's governor is considering a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana sales within the Garden State and allow the operation of both weed delivery services and public consumption lounges, local media reported Tuesday.
TRENTON — Gov. Christie, whose singular personality has dominated New Jersey politics for eight years, is set to deliver his last major speech as governor at 3 p.m.
His final State of the State address comes as a new poll shows Christie, a Republican, is the least popular governor on record in the Garden State.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the race for New Jersey governor (all times local):
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey (all times local):...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia and New Jersey are set to pick new governors Tuesday in what could be a telling referendum on Republican President Donald Trump's political popularity a year after he was elected...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Democratic business executive and Republican lieutenant governor running to replace Republican Gov...
Phil Murphy, the multimillionaire former Wall Street executive, will agree to limit his campaign spending in accordance with the state’s public financing program should he win next week’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, his campaign said Wednesday.