Howard Dean and VA Governor Endorse Murphy for Governor

The first official endorsements in New Jersey’s 2017 gubernatorial race came down Wednesday evening as former presidential candidate Howard Dean and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced their support for former U.S. ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy at an event in Philadelphia. Murphy, the first candidate in a crowded Democratic field to announce his candidacy, is expected to face off against Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop in the Democratic primary.