Former President Barack Obama will be campaigning for Democratic candidates in New Jersey in the days leading up to Election Day.
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Campaign spokesman Dan Bryan said that the details haven’t been finalized but Obama will be at an event in New Jersey for Wall Street millionaire Phil Murphy, the party’s gubernatorial nominee.
Obama appointed the former Goldman Sachs partner as ambassador to Germany after Murphy served as finance chairman for the Democratic National Committee, where he helped keep Congress addicted to Wall Street money.
The Republican gubernatorial candidate, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, criticized Obama’s participation in the campaign.
Spokesman Ricky Diaz says “it makes sense” Obama would campaign for the former Goldman executive because reports show Wall Street is payig him up to $400,000 apiece for speeches.
Polls show Murphy is largely unknown among voters despite spending in excess of $20 million to win the nomination.
Voters decide on Nov. 7 which of seven contenders will succeed the term-limited Chris Christie.
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