New Jersey Democrats have nominated another Wall Street executive as their candidate for governor.

Phil Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive and U.S. ambassador to German under President Obama, easily picked up his party’s nomination on Tuesday. With many precincts reporting before 9:30 p.m., Murphy was leading his opponents by a 2 to 1 margin.

Murphy, who has already spent more than $20 million on his campaign, was expected to win. He was endorsed by all 21 county Democratic committees.

See live results below.

Murphy has been running as a progressive against the record of Gov. Chris Christie, a two-term Republican who defeated Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine.

Murphy’s opponents in both parties have drawn parallels between him and Corzine, also a one-time Goldman Sachs executive who proved unpopular with New Jersey voters and municipal leaders.

This month Murphy agreed to limit spending on the general election race to no more than $13.8 million by participating in a public-matching funds.

Christie this week called Murphy a “fraud,” suggesting that money would pour in from outside the state to secure the Democrat’s victory.

To see Republican results, click here.

These are the numbers as of 11:30 p.m. Counties in bold reported 100 percent of their results Tuesday night. All numbers are unofficial.

County Brennan Johnson Lesniak Murphy Wisniewski Zinna
Atlantic 372 846 159 2,544 1,337 32
Bergen 679 10,381 1,280 19,755 10,490 480
Burlington 388 6,101 1,102 11,855 7,588 186
Camden 2,217 7,244 2,783 17,699 7,113 486
Cape May 61 692 239 1574 1096 46
Cumberland 46 873 388 1,788 1,267 28
Essex 852 17,757 1,068 34,647 7,052 167
Gloucester 232 988 286 3,777 1,715 124
Hudson 764 9,275 1,115 31,232 5,681 285
Hunterdon 154 1,372 626 2,556 2,209 66
Mercer 523 5,810 771 11,505 5,931 166
Middlesex 644 10,322 2,645 20,400 12,655 1,101
Monmouth 364 5,081 1,751 12,886 8,909 188
Morris 706 5,157 2,099 10,423 6,444 205
Ocean 503 2,864 1,165 6,967 6,614 669
Passaic 333 4,172 543 11,238 3,388 186
Salem 65 496 351 858 861 66
Somerset 857 4,634 984 7,133 4,762 149
Sussex 112 1,072 511 1,891 1,655 76
Union 351 9,081 3,192 18,331 5,234 186
Warren 68 561 228 907 882 28
Brennan Johnson Lesniak Murphy Wisniewski Zinna
Total 10,291 104,779 23,286 229,966 102,883 4,920
Percent 2.16% 22.01% 4.89% 48.30% 21.61% 1.03%

 

Murphy sweeps

The darker the blue, the greater the margin of victory for Murphy. Click on a county for details.

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