BREAKING: Jack Ciattarelli to Concede Governor’s Race On Friday

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli will concede the race to Governor Phil Murphy on Friday, sources tell TLS.

Ciattarelli, who currently trails Murphy by approximately 74,000 votes, held off on conceding to the governor because he believed mail-in ballots that remained to be counted could possibly tip the election to him.

Despite having little name recognition in New Jersey, Ciattarelli, a former Assemblyman, managed to nearly knock off the incumbent Democratic governor in deep-blue New Jersey. Had he been able to complete the upset, it would have likely been the most shocking political stunner in New Jersey’s history.

Over the course of his campaign, Ciattarelli made a noted effort to reach out to the Jewish community and pledge his support to them. Ultimately, the Republican won the frum community’s support, receiving over 60% of the Lakewood vote.

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  1. I’m saddened that Jack lost.
    Especially in this Red Wave.
    But not shocked.
    I’m not a political scientist but he ran an interesting campaign –
    No one even heard of him before September.
    You can’t win a run for governor as a republican challenger in a democratic state and no one heard of you 2 months before the election.
    All I can say is: learn from your mistake now and run better in 2024.

  2. I agree with the first comment
    If he made his trips to the many large and small cities over the last two years he would have had a landslide.
    He claims to have been campaigning for 22 months, while many people never heard of him.
    Sad but hopefully the conservatives in this state learn…there are midterms coming up in less than a year!!

  3. I thought he was very to the point_he saw very quickly what was near and dearest to our hearts and many people voted for him alts pidyon shvuyim and many did not vote for Murphy for the same reason and being no shows-we also did not like Murphy’s arrogant no tax comment but what really drove me berserk was that Murphy’s ads were all about a woman complaining that a state without the Murphy abortion approval policy she would be “terrified”. That ad really showed how out of touch he is with our values -this was his ad to reach us !!!???!! There is nothing more we need as a civilization???!!!!???? Jack was much more defining as a mentsch and sorry ,he did amazing coming up so strong in a locked in blue state -I wish him lots of luck and hope he finds some way to keep his voice strong in NJ

  4. I hope these results, which show Murphy ahead by 74,000 votes, will finally put to rest any claim that the Vaad gave the election to Murphy. Lakewood Township has fewer than 55,000 votes. Even if every registered voter in the township had voted for Jack, including the 7,000 who voted for Murphy, that would still leave Murphy ahead by 12,000. And it should be obvious that even if the Vaad had endorsed Jack, some still wouldn’t have voted and others would’ve voted for Murphy.

    Also, a note to commenters on other articles who complained that they couldn’t track their in-person ballot: ballot-tracking is only available for mail-in ballots, to make sure that the ballot arrived and was counted. That you can’t track your in-person vote is not evidence of voter fraud.

  5. Another sad day in the once proud history of this state .

    The only good thing to come from this election in New Jersey is that many of the establishment Democrats were thrown out in the state houses. This means the right, and hopefully they’re conservative, will be able to assert a little bit more power than they have in the past .

    I for one am very disappointed in the state that they did not continue counting votes through the night. They stopped at around 1:30 in the morning and nothing happened for many hours. I guess during that time they were finally votes for Governor Murphy. I hear Hudson county had a lot of people voting that probably should not have.

  6. $83M for new electronics purchased 3 months prior to Presidential election. After 30 years. There must be a reason. Maybe Jack won, he just doesn’t know…. yet. Stay tuned. NJ is on the audit list. Could be very interesting.

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