Ciattarelli, a former member of parliament and a backing candidate, nominated three other Republican candidates – engineer Hirsch Singh, Pastor Phil Rizzo and former Franklin mayor Brian Levin – to win the party’s nomination.
While he was first in the race for Tuesday’s second game, Ciattarelli now faces a battle against Murphy, the race’s favorite this year. The incumbent governor, who is running without opposition in the Democratic League, is in a good position to break the series in New Jersey, which began in 1989 with the election of a governor from the party opposite the incumbent president, a year after Joe Biden won the state. 1
Ciattarelli was the best-funded candidate in the Republican race, raising $ 7 million until none of his rivals reached the $ 1 million mark. With the approval of all 21 county republican organizations in the state, he also took advantage of the top ranking in the ballot.
Ciattarelli also labeled his leading rival Singh, a “fake MAGA candidate,” in an ad in which his campaign aired Singh as an opponent of law enforcement and highlighted a Facebook post in 2014 in which Singh wrote in response to the assassination. to Eric Garner that “police terror must stop.”