U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker Endorse Phil Murphy for Governor

Newark — United States Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker this morning both endorsed Phil Murphy for governor, saying he has the right ideas to move New Jersey’s economy in the right direction and the strength to stand up for working families in the face of the Trump presidency.

“New Jersey residents deserve someone who will go to work every day and fight for a better New Jersey. That’s why I am proud to announce my support for the next Governor of New Jersey — Ambassador Phil Murphy,” said U.S. Senator Bob Menendez. “Phil will work to invigorate New Jersey’s economy and make it work for all New Jerseyans. He will champion critical investments in transportation infrastructure, incentivize STEM education and job matching programs, and expand small business incubators to increase the number of small businesses in the state. He will protect the safety net for New Jersey’s most vulnerable, and allow hard-working, middle class families to thrive. And Phil Murphy will not hesitate to stand up to the Trump Administration when he believes their policies are wrong for New Jersey.”

“I am proud to stand with Senator Menendez in strong support of Phil Murphy’s candidacy to be our next Governor because he has the experience and ideas to help lift up our middle class,” said U.S. Sen. Cory Booker. “I look forward to working closely with Phil to advance the priorities I’ve been fighting for in the United States Senate including efforts to bolster working families by creating jobs, raising the minimum wage, protecting health care, and making college more affordable. As we face the many challenges of an incoming Trump Administration, it’s more important than ever that we have a governor who understands the issues facing our communities and is willing to roll up their sleeves and fight to build an economy that works for all New Jerseyans.”

“I am honored and humbled to have the support of two of the strongest voices our state has on Capitol Hill, Senators Menendez and Booker, said Murphy. “There are many challenges facing our state — challenges that rely on a strong state-federal partnership. Our current governor has allowed federal funding to pass us by, and, as governor, I will not let that happen. I will fight right alongside Senators Menendez and Booker every day for the people of New Jersey. No governor can fix our state alone, it takes a federal team that has his or her back. And, our senators can’t fight by themselves, they need a governor who has their back and will be at their sides — and I will.”