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New Jersey governor’s race candidates making final push

November 5, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey governor’s race is now headed into the final stretch.

The two major party candidates had packed schedules Sunday as they continued their get out the vote efforts in advance of Tuesday’s election.

New Jersey and Virginia are the only two states with governor races this year.

Democrat Phil Murphy’s schedule featured an evening rally in Asbury Park with rocker Jon Bon Jovi. Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (gwah-DAH’-noh) was continuing her 60-stop bus tour that included scheduled visits to a church and a Veterans of Foreign Wars post.

Murphy’s central promise is electrifying the state’s sluggish economy. Guadagno wants to slash sky-high property taxes.

Murphy leads Guadagno in polls in the race to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Five independent and third-party candidates are also running.

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