Gov. Phil Murphy gave New Jersey progressives what he promised. Now they’ve got his back for reelection

Phil Murphy ran for New Jersey governor in 2017 with a long list of progressive promises: a tax on millionaires, a minimum wage hike, legal marijuana and more. Four years later, he’s mostly delivered. So as Murphy seeks reelection, he’s doing so with New Jersey’s liberals squarely in his corner and no Democratic challenger in sight. Some progressives cite disappointments during Murphy’s first term, like a controversial $15 billion state tax incentive program. But with the governor enjoying high approval ratings three months before the June primary, many are focused instead on down-ballot races…

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