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Phil Murphy reelected as governor of New Jersey

Election 2021 New Jersey Governor
Posted at 9:32 PM, Nov 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-03 21:35:49-04

Democrat Phil Murphy held off Republican Jack Ciattarelli to win the New Jersey governor's race.

Numerous media outlets called the race Wednesday night with Murphy leading by about 1% point.

Despite the loss, Republicans gained ground in New Jersey.

Joe Biden had beat then-President Donald Trump in the Garden State by more than 15% in 2020.

Murphy's win is a sigh of relief for many Democrats. They lost the governorship in Virginia when Glenn Youngkin defeated Terry McAuliffe.

The loss was seen as a rebuke of the Biden presidency. Biden had beat Trump in Virginia by 10%.