NEWARK — The low-profile governor’s race in New Jersey shed its sleepy veneer on Tuesday night as the first general election debate quickly descended into an hourlong rumpus that was both acerbic and wonkish with the two candidates repeatedly lacing into each other’s positions and personal background.

Though the moderators often tried to keep the two candidates from repeatedly confronting each other, the personal invective at times overshadowed any attempts at addressing specific questions from the moderator or the audience.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, the Republican candidate, repeatedly sought to bring up Goldman Sachs, …read more

Source: New York Times

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