NEW JERSEY: Dem Gubernatorial Frontrunner Vows To Fight The Trump Administration On LGBT Rights

The Asbury Park Press reports:

New Jersey governor hopeful Phil Murphy told LGBT leaders in Asbury Park Thursday that having a Democrat in office would help defend gains made by the community.

While speaking at the headquarters of Garden State Equality, the state’s largest LGBT advocacy and education organization, Murphy said that President Donald Trump’s election had been “worse than our expectation” and vowed to fight the administration on a number of fronts, including healthcare and immigration policy.

Murphy, 59, of Middletown, is widely considered to be the frontrunner in the fight for the Democratic nomination. He’s secured endorsements from all 21 Democratic county organizations.

The election is November 7th.