OPINION: New Jersey, this is no way to elect a U.S. Senator

By now, everyone is talking about the embarrassing state of democracy in New Jersey. The indictment of Sen. Bob Menendez created an open field for voters in New Jersey to elect a new Senator next year. But unfortunately, though the election hasn’t yet happened, the decision of who will win the Democratic primary race has likely already been made for us.

Last week, First Lady Tammy Murphy announced that she will run for the seat. Her announcement came ready-made with the endorsements of party leaders across the state.