Democrat Jim Johnson hoping for more exposure in N.J. governor's race

By Ezra Austin

For The Times of Trenton

TRENTON — Gubernatorial candidate Jim Johnson is fighting to gain more visibility as the Democratic primary draws nearer.

The former U.S. Treasury official and federal prosecutor has faced an uphill battle since he announced his campaign this past October.

And he’s trying to overcome the wide party support and funding received by Phil Murphy, who launched his campaign months prior to Johnson’s.

“I’ve put together a team that runs outsider campaigns,” Johnson said last weekend, before visiting several business establishments in Newark.

Johnson pointed to Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, as a …read more

Source: Mercer

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