Fox News host Tucker Carlson could not contain his unbridled delight Thursday while speaking to Edward Durr, a political newbie who pulled off a stunning electoral upset this month by unseating a powerful Democratic incumbent in the New Jersey state Senate.
Durr, who spent just $153 on his Republican primary campaign, is a truck driver for a furniture company who has never held office.
Now, he’s replacing the most powerful lawmaker in the state and the second-most powerful politician in New Jersey. Democrat Steve Sweeney had served as state Senate president since 2009.
Durr recounted the conversation he had with Sweeney, who called him Wednesday to concede after initially contesting the results in the state’s 3rd legislative district.
“He congratulated me and just wished me