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Jim Johnson Running Ignored Campaign

His resume is overshadowed by Phil Murphy’s money.

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Zach C. Cohen
Jan. 11, 2017, 10:23 a.m.

“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)

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