El conductor de camión de Nueva Jersey, Edward Durr, derrota al presidente del Senado estatal, demócrata desde hace mucho tiempo

Durr tomó la elección sobre el líder legislativo con más años de servicio en la historia del estado y actual presidente del Senado de Nueva Jersey, Steve Sweeney., un demócrata.

The underdog candidate captured national attention when it was revealed that he led Sweeney by thousands of votes going into Thursday despite only spending $ 153 on his primary campaign. Durr told Fox News he spent around $ 5,000 en su campaña para las elecciones generales.

NJ TRUCK DRIVER ED DURR ON VERGE OF UPSETTING STATE SENATE PRESIDENT, LONGTIME DEM LEADER

Sweeney has served in the state Senate for two decades and has been the top lawmaker in New Jersey’s upper chamber since 2010. Sweeney is also one of the most prominent Democrats in the state.

This means that Durr’s win will upend New Jersey Democratic Party leadership as well as mark open season on the top spot in the Senate.

The Garden State Senate Democrats are already frozen in their newfound quest for leadership, with Sweeney postponing a Thursday meeting on Wednesday night.

The Associated Press called the race in favor of Durr on Thursday, two days after Election Day.

Durr is a furniture truck driver by trade and a nascent political player, having shot his campaign video on a cellphone.

“Yo he vivido aquí toda mi vida. He sido un conductor de camión comercial por el último 25 años. I consider myself to be ‘blue collar,'” Durr afirma en el sitio web de su campaña.

Durr gastó solo $ 153 on his primary campaign, de acuerdo con las presentaciones de financiamiento de campañas.

The Associated Press contribuyó a este informe..

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