Gov. Phil Murphy thanked the voters of New Jersey for helping him make history Wednesday following projections from CNN and other media organizations declaring him the winner.
"I am humbled to be the first Democratic governor reelected to the great state of New Jersey since my dear friend the late Gov. Brendan Byrne did this in 1977. Thank you, New Jersey! Thank you for putting your trust in our team for another four years," Murphy said during a speech. "So, tonight I renew my promise to you, whether you voted for me or not, to work every single day of the next four years to keep moving us forward; forward with renewed optimism to ensure greater opportunities for all the 9.3 million who call the Garden State their home."