Who’s donating to Murphy’s presidential dream? It’s a secret | Editorial

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Gov. Phil Murphy can’t run for a third term in New Jersey, so his $2 million ad campaign paid for by dark money is probably to burnish his image as he contemplates a run for president – though as Chris Christie once did, he denies it. “I’m not running. Jesus, Lord, help me,” Murphy said in January, laughing. But the real joke is that New Jersey allows unlimited amounts of money to be spent on advertisements starring a politician like Murphy, paid for by anyone who wants to secretly curry favor with him. All his allies had to do was set up a group that’s not subject to disclosure rules, called …

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