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Johnson’s First TV Ad Targets “Insiders”

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Zach C. Cohen
March 13, 2017, 10:11 a.m.

Former Treas­ury of­fi­cial Jim John­son (D) launched his first TV ad dur­ing this week­end’s Sat­urday Night Live. The minute-long bio­graph­ic­al spot rails against “in­siders” and high­lights his re­sume as a pro­sec­utor and cam­paign fin­ance re­form ad­voc­ate.

John­son in the ad: “Folks in Trenton spend a lot of time on is­sues that take care of in­siders, not is­sues that take care of all of us. I’m op­er­at­ing against a set of ma­chinery that’s been in place for a very very long time. We should change that so that the gov­ern­ment is much more re­spons­ive to the people.”

The ad is run­ning backed by a “sev­en-fig­ure cable and di­git­al buy.” (re­lease)

REL­EV­ANCE IS RE­L­AT­IVE. Gov. Chris Christie (R) “says that he will not en­dorse any can­did­ate to suc­ceed him as New Jer­sey’s gov­ernor, in­clud­ing Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R), un­til all the can­did­ates have filed their in­tent to run. The fil­ing dead­line to run for gov­ernor is in April. Christie says that it is not clear how much he will cam­paign with the nom­in­ee.”

“The gov­ernor says that he has met with three of the can­did­ates and that it is a dif­fi­cult de­cision to de­cide who to en­dorse. Christie has worked with sev­er­al of them.” (News 12)

NO WITCH­CRAFT NE­CES­SARY. The Salem County Re­pub­lic­an Party on Sat­urday voted to en­dorse Guadagno. (re­lease)

“The Sus­sex County Demo­crat­ic Com­mit­tee voted to en­dorse” former Am­bas­sad­or to Ger­many Phil Murphy (D). (NJ Ad­vance Me­dia)

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