Governor Phil Murphy’s term is running under the leadership of the Alliance of Democratic Governors, but he remains active in the organization as its finance president.
Murphy, once the finance chairman of the National Democratic Commission, broke fundraising records in the governors ’alliance, even when the coronavirus epidemic prevented him from raising money for the country.
By Oct. 14, the most recent announcements, Murphy had raised $ 34.4 million for the association, up from $ 28.3 million four years ago.
“We are proud of our work in the Alliance of Democratic Governors over the past year and I am honored to continue to build on this record of success as DGA’s CFO,” Murphy said.
According to him, the record fundraising “launched the DGA successfully in the coming years, all in the face of an unprecedented public health and economic crisis”.
Murphy is being succeeded by New Mexican Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham as Federal President, who has praised her “remarkable leadership”.
“The past year has been full of unexpected challenges, but with Governor Murphy at the helm, the DGA has successfully averted the storm,” he said.
Last month, all three Democratic governors seeking re-election – Roy Cooper in North Carolina, Jay Inslee in Washington and John Carney in Delaware – won their race.
But the DGA failed to oust Missouri Governor Mike Parson in a single contest involving the Republican incumbent and lost the open Montana governor position vacated by Democrat Steve Bullock. Most governors are not elected in presidential years.
Among the races that Lujan Grisham will focus on in 2021 is Murphy’s re-election campaign.
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Jonathan D. Salant available at [email protected].