TRENTON, N.J. – The historic Republican gains in the Nov. 2 election are a rejection of big government mandates and a reflection of people’s desire for freedom, says Assemblyman Erik Peterson.
“New Jersey and Virginia showed the nation and world that New Jerseyans and all Americans want freedom not government mandates,” Peterson (R-Hunterdon) said. “The people sent their message loud and clear to the party bosses and Democrat Party that their draconian measures and scare tactics will not douse the flames of freedom that burn within all of us. The voters are saying ‘no’ to indoctrinating our children, no to vaccine mandates and no to government by executive order. We, the Republican Party, are here to defend the people’s constitutional rights and hold the far left accountable for trampling on those rights.”
As of Wednesday morning, New Jersey’s candidates for governor are deadlocked in an election that remains too close to call; however, the GOP is projected to pick up eight seats in the General Assembly and an additional three in the Senate. In Virginia’s gubernatorial race, Republican Glenn Youngkin defeated former Gov. Terry McAuliffe.