It’s official; the Associated Press officially called a state Senate race in southern New Jersey in favor of Republican candidate and truck driver who only spent $153 on his primary campaign, Edward Durr succeeded in a stunning upset against New Jersey Senate president Stephen Sweeney.
Sweeney has served in the state Senate for two decades and is one of the most prominent Democrats in the state. Durr has described the reason he began his campaign was inspired by attempting to apply for a concealed carry permit.
Durr had never been arrested, but was told by a local sheriff not to “bother” applying for one. “That really angered me and so I looked into what can you do to get into politics” he said. His win is even more enjoyable to revel in, as he spent only $153 in total on his primary campaign,
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) November 3, 2021
Durr went door to door to introduce himself, and spent $66.64 at Dunkin Donuts and $86.67 on campaign materials. He also released a homemade campaign video shot with his cell phone. In the video he discussed the tragic closings of small businesses, the loss of thousands of jobs, and the net outflow of citizens from New Jersey.