OAN’s James Meyers
8:24 AM – Wednesday, November 15, 2023
New Jersey’s first lady is running against indicted Democrat Senator Robert Menendez in the 2024 Senate election.
Tammy Murphy on Wednesday launched a campaign video announcing her run for Senate in The Garden State.
In the video Murphy describes the programs she has created and run as first lady, focusing on maternal and infant mortality and changing the state’s education requirements to include climate change.
“We need a Senator who will work every single day to lower the cost of living, protect abortion rights, end the gun violence epidemic, and defend our democracy,” Murphy said in a statement accompanying the video.
The New Jersey first lady joins Representative Andy Kim (D-N.J.) in the Democrat primary challenging Menedez (D-N.J.).
Menendez’ own political party has recently called for the disgraced Senator to resign from the position while he is being indicted on bribery allegations.
“Right now, Washington is filled with too many people more interested in getting rich or getting on camera than getting things done for you,” Tammy Murphy said in her announcement video, while clips of Menendez and a few other senators were shown.
Meanwhile, Murphy has been serving as first lady of New Jersey since 2017, when her husband Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) became governor.
Additionally, Murphy may face a difficult task as she has never held an elected office position and may face backlash for her history of being a Republican dating back to 2010.
If elected, Murphy would become the first woman to ever represent the New Jersey Senate.
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