New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney Concedes Loss to Truck Driver

“Analysts and commentators have said Sweeney’s loss, as well as Republican gubernatorial candidate coming within a hair of defeating Gov. Phil Murphy, could signal a bad omen for Democrats both in New Jersey—a reliably blue state—and around the United States ahead of the 2022 midterms. In Virginia, Republican Glenn Youngkin defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe in a state that saw President Joe Biden win by 10 percentage points last year.

“No one on God’s Earth could have predicted that,” Democratic state Sen. Richard Codey said of Sweeney’s loss, reported”