After a hard-fought battle in an unexpectedly close race, Republican Jack Ciattarelli will concede the New Jersey governor’s race to incumbent Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday.
Two sources close to Ciattarelli’s campaign told the New York Times on Thursday that Ciattarelli will appear at 1 p.m. on Friday near his home in Raritan, New Jersey, to concede defeat to Gov. Phil Murphy now that he stands 2.9 percentage points below him with a 74,000-vote gap.
“By Thursday, Mr. Murphy’s lead had reached 2.9 points — a full percentage point greater than the margin of victory in Virginia, where the former Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe, conceded his race against a Republican businessman, Glenn Youngkin, the morning after polls closed,” noted the Times.