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Democrat Phil Murphy elected governor of New Jersey

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy is welcomed with music and dancers during a rally with members of the Asian-American community. Photo: Seth Wenig / AP

Democrat Phil Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive, is the next Governor of New Jersey. He beat out Chris Christie's Lieutenant Governor, Kim Guadagno. Christie's rock bottom approval ratings (15% as of July) certainly didn't help in what proved a comfortable win for the Democrats.

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