Steve Sweeney, former New Jersey Senate president, launches 2025 gubernatorial bid

Posted on AllSides December 11th, 2023
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TRENTON, N.J. (CBS/AP) -- Steve Sweeney, a former top Democratic lawmaker and New Jersey Senate president, said Monday he's running for governor in 2025, touting his credentials as a union ironworker and longtime legislator who worked to pass a minimum wage indexed to inflation, paid family leave, and several other measures. Sweeney, 64, posted a video online to announce his political comeback bid to succeed term-limited Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy in the 2025 election. Sweeney served as the state Senate president from 2010 to 2022, unexpectedly losing a reelection bid...

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