Former VP Calls NJ Race Country’s Most Important

LYNDHURST, N.J. (AP) -
Former, VP, Calls, NJ Race, Most Important
New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, left, listens as former Vice President Joe Biden address a gathering at a Murphy campaign event on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Former Vice President Joe Biden offered praise for Phil Murphy at an appearance with New Jersey’s Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Sunday, calling the off-year election the most important in the country over the next three years.

Murphy is leading the pack in the Democrats’ June 6 primary and has a huge campaign cash advantage over his three leading rivals as he bids to succeed Gov. Chris Christie.

A wealthy Goldman Sachs executive, Murphy said he will stand up to Trump with “a steel backbone,” and criticized the president for proposing tax cuts for the wealthy.