New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy confident in Biden’s 2024 bid following midterms

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CORRECTS THAT NEW JERSEY GOV. PHIL MURPHY IS TO THE LEFT OF BIDEN -President Joe Biden, right, sitting next to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, left, speaks during a meeting with a bipartisan group of governors and mayors in the Roosevelt room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, to discuss the bipartisan infrastructure deal in the Senate. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Susan Walsh/AP

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy confident in Biden’s 2024 bid following midterms

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) proclaimed his confidence and support in a 2024 bid for President Joe Biden.

Murphy appeared for an interview on New York’s WCBS Newsradio 880 after a relatively successful election night for Democratic candidates in the Senate. For his part, Murphy was elected to the governor’s seat last November.

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“I think he should, and I think he will,” Murphy said of Biden’s 2024 bid.

Murphy speculated that if former President Donald Trump decides to run again, Biden would, too, because he “thinks he’s the one guy who can beat him.” Trump has promised to make an announcement on Nov. 15 at Mar-A-Lago, which many are anticipating as the beginning of his third presidential campaign.

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Notably, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has raised $177.4 million for his reelection campaign as of Sept. 9, the newest record for a gubernatorial campaign without adjusting for inflation, according to Open Secrets. The organization also analyzed the fundraising efforts of the top 20 presidential contenders at the time, finding that DeSantis has raised more money since January 2021 than Trump or Biden.

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