PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Voters in New Jersey and Philadelphia headed to the polls Tuesday.
New Jersey Democrat Phil Murphy has defeated Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno in the race to succeed term-limited Gov. Chris Christie.
Murphy emerged victorious Tuesday after leading Guadagno in the polls and fundraising in a race that revolved in part around the Republican governor's unpopularity.
Murphy relentlessly linked Guadagno to Christie, whose approval ratings are abysmal.
Murphy has promised to raise income taxes on millionaires, increase funding for public schools and pensions and legalize marijuana. His victory marks the first statewide Democratic win during President Donald Trump's administration after Democrats failed to win special congressional races earlier this year.
Murphy made a fortune at Goldman Sachs before serving as President Barack Obama's ambassador to Germany but has never held office before.
A longtime civil rights attorney who has sued the police department scores of times and opposes the death penalty has been elected Philadelphia's top prosecutor.
Democrat Larry Krasner's campaign highlighted inequities in the criminal justice system. The campaign, opposed by the police union, got a $1.5 million boost from billionaire donor George Soros.
The 56-year-old Krasner defeated Republican career prosecutor Beth Grossman, who says she switched parties several years ago because Democrats have a corrupt stranglehold on the city.
You can check Election Results as they come in below. App users click here to see results.