New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy announces her candidacy for Senate – LSB

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New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy on Wednesday announced her candidacy for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J.

“I’m Tammy Murphy and I’m running for US Senate to fight for New Jersey, our families, and our democracy,” Murphy posted on X. Her husband is New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (Democrat).

Murphy enters the Democratic Senate primary, with Menendez facing criminal charges of acting as a foreign agent and accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes on behalf of the Egyptian government through his “power and influence as a senator,” according to a superseding indictment filed by a senator. Grand jury in Manhattan last month.

Also in the running is Democratic Rep. Andy Kim, who announced his candidacy in September, becoming the first Democrat to challenge Menendez.

This is a developing story and will be updated. Fox News Digital’s Jamie Joseph contributed to this report.

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