“No one is giving” former Treasury official Jim Johnson (D), “55, much of a chance against front-running” former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy (D), “59. … It’s hard to even find much coverage of Johnson’s candidacy in the New Jersey press. But anyone who understands the importance of a compelling narrative in politics should be paying close attention to his campaign.
“If the New Jersey governor race was decided by résumés, Johnson would be considered a top contender. But the Democratic establishment’s rallying behind Murphy is proof positive that money, not message, often makes the party go round.” (National Journal)