Lesniak calls for 6 debates

Senator Raymond Lesniak, candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor, today called on Wall Street millionaire Phil Murphy to agree to four debates in addition to the two held by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

“Murphy has already spent well in excess of $10 million contributing to Democratic organizations to secure their support, on TV and Facebook Ads, putting political operatives on his campaign payroll for $5,000, $10,000 and $15,000 a month and a massive consultant and campaign staff,” said Lesniak. “The public needs a level playing field to make an informed decision on the Democratic nominee for Governor. Additional debates won’t overcome Murphy’s massive financial advantage but at least it will give his opponents and opportunity to be heard over his massive campaign spending.”

Other Democratic contenders have demanded more debates but the former Goldman Sachs executive seems unlikely to risk allowing voters to see his inadequacies.

Today is the deadline for filing petitions to run in the June primary elections.

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