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62-Year-Old Truck Driver Who Spent $153 on Campaign Unseats NJ Senate President, Longtime Dem

A 62-year-old commercial truck driver in New Jersey officially defeated the long-serving State Senate President Thursday, with the Associated Press calling the race for the Republican and first-time politician two days after the polls closed.

“I have lived here all my life. I have been a commercial truck driver for the last 25 years. I consider myself to be ‘blue collar,'” Durr states on his campaign website.

Durr spent only $153 on his primary campaign.

“I didn’t beat him. We beat him,” 62-year-old Ed Durr said on “Fox News Primetime” late Wednesday. “The state of New Jersey, the people of New Jersey beat him. They listened to what I had to say and I listened to what they had to say, and it’s a repudiation of Governor Murphy [who] went and locked us down and ignored the people’s voice and senator Sweeney chose to do nothing for those 18 months.”

“You cannot tell people they can’t have a job. You can’t tell people they can’t go to church. And that’s what was done. And there was nothing done by the legislature, so this was the people’s voice being made heard clear,” he added.

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