President Steve Sweeney

Former New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney is set to make a significant political comeback by announcing his candidacy for the 2025 New Jersey gubernatorial race. This decision marks Sweeney’s return to the political forefront following his notable defeat in the 2021 elections.

Sweeney, a long-standing figure in New Jersey politics, served in the New Jersey Senate for two decades, holding the influential position of Senate President for twelve years. He became one of the most influential political figures in the state during his time as Senate President, thanks to numerous legislative initiatives and political manoeuvres.

Sweeney’s candidacy was announced two years after his surprising electoral defeat at the hands of Republican Edward Durr, a result that garnered national attention. Interestingly, Durr failed to secure re-election in his subsequent bid, highlighting New Jersey politics’ dynamic and often unpredictable nature.

Steve Sweeney who used to be president of the Senate will say he is running for governor of New Jersey.

As the race for the governor’s office heats up, Sweeney will be contending against Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, among others, for the Democratic nomination. This gubernatorial race is particularly significant as it will decide the successor to term-limited Governor Phil Murphy.

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Steve Sweeney’s entry into the gubernatorial race brings his extensive experience in state politics and a deep understanding of the legislative process. His candidacy is expected to reshape the political landscape in New Jersey, introducing new dynamics and strategies into the 2025 gubernatorial race.

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