Y. Benari Nov 13, 2021 8:00 PM
RARITAN, NJ – New Jersey GOP candidate Jack Ciattarelli returned to where it all began, a podium in his hometown of Raritan to concede his election defeat to incumbent Democrat Governor Phil Murphy.
Ciattarelli said he consulted with his chief legal counsel Mark Sheridan before making the decision after Sheridan advised Ciattarelli that he has been mathematically eliminated from the election. When asked if she should initiate a recount, Sheridan advised the candidate the margin of defeat was too large.
“I called Governor Murphy today and congratulated him on his re-election and wished him well in serving the people of New Jersey,” Ciattarelli said.
“I do not see this campaign as a failure,” he said. “I am proud of what we accomplished. I’m proud of how we helped invigorate the Republican Party.”
Really Jack? You Never Dreamed of coming so close. People really came out to support you in droves. But you let it all go because Mark told you the math isn’t on your side? Perhaps the math was on the side of the Post Office after the 2:38 AM Ballot Dump?
Ciattarelli said his “support of down-ballot candidates helped the Republican party take seats in the state senate and assembly.” So you were good enough for coat-tail victories but the math decided YOU weren’t good enough? C’mon Jack!
“To those who are disappointed that I am conceding…to those whose faith in our election system is shaken, to those who are angry that I’m not asking for a recount today, let me say this,” Ciattarelli said. “I’ve worked every day and night for 22 months. If you think I’d be standing here conceding if I thought I won this election, you couldn’t be more wrong. I hate to lose.”
Not good enough Jack. NJ Needed a fighter