The elections in New Jersey have come and gone. Residents have begun to acclimatize themselves with changes that arrive with the administration of Democrat Governor Phil Murphy.
However, shortly after the election, Republican candidate Jack Ciattarelli addressed the state of New Jersey in a news conference. A notable resolution from his news conference had Ciattarelli state he intends to rerun in the gubernatorial election during 2025.
Republican Jack Ciattarelli has conceded the race for New Jersey governor to Democratic incumbent Phil Murphy. Ciattarelli made the announcement at a news conference Friday afternoon in his hometown of Raritan. https://t.co/N9JtYXcu9z pic.twitter.com/CDe54V8eMy
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) November 12, 2021
Anyone conversant with the gubernatorial electoral polls in New Jersey would admit Governor Phil Murphy secured a win by the whiskers. Rather than his opponent responding in a feat of hurt and animosity, Ciattarelli expressed his support for the current governor to listen to the voices of the masses.
Republicans are a Commendable Force in New Jersey
At the moment, Governor Murphy is the first Democrat governor to win re-election in New Jersey over the last four decades. While residents of the state expected an easy victory for the second time governor, they were surprised he could only secure an edge over his Republican opponent by just three points.
New Jersey has always been a state where the Democrat Party has a comparative advantage of over one million registered voters; however, the recently concluded election makes this fact arguable.
Concession in New Jersey Gubernatorial Election
Friday, Rep Jack Ciattarelli conceded in the closer-than-expected New Jersey governor's race 10 days after his loss to the Democratic incumbent, Phil Murphy ⬇️#DemVoice1. #LiveBlue2022 #ONEV1 pic.twitter.com/ChsSLocfQc
— Karen-Raven50VB (@bright1950start) November 13, 2021
The gubernatorial election in New Jersey might not have favored Jack Ciattarelli, but Republicans had more wins because of his formidable force against the incumbent Murphy.
Notably, because of the political weight of Ciattarelli, Republicans were able to win six state assembly seats. They were also able to replace two state assembly Democrat Party senators, one of whom was the chamber’s president.
Commendably, the narrative about Republicans in New Jersey is not that of a toothless dog that cannot change the status quo. If the Democrat Party doesn’t take precautions, things might switch in total favor of Republicans during the 2025 governor’s race in New Jersey.
Ciattarelli Reiterates the Common Agenda of the Republican Party
In the address Jack Ciattarelli gave, he didn’t mince words. Ciattarelli stated the people of New Jersey are tired of a government that doesn’t heed their needs as a people. He said the present administration of Phil Murphy should endeavor to change the narrative of the Democrat Party.
While addressing the need to concede to the electoral results, Ciattarelli further expressed the agenda of the Republican Party is uniformity in all of New Jersey’s political spaces.
In alluding to the slow recount process of the electoral results, Ciattarelli concluded by calling the legislature’s attention to the lapses that occur in the electoral collation process.
In Ciattarelli’s words, he said, “We desperately need uniformity.” However, will the current administration of government in New Jersey be able to attain the standards set by Republicans? Only time will tell.