One of the most amazing stories from the elections this week is the story of Ed Durr.
Durr is a Republican truck driver who decided to run for office with no experience in politics. With a budget of next to nothing, Durr not only ran, he is poised to win and replace the Democrat president of the New Jersey senate.
This guy is the stuff of political legends.
How a truck driver spent $153 on his N.J. election campaign to likely dethrone a political kingpin
The man who is poised to topple one of New Jersey’s most feared political kingpins has never held public office, he has been a commercial truck driver for 25 years and he claims to have spent a whopping $153 during the primary portion of his campaign.
His name is Edward Durr, and he may be on the verge of one of the most unthinkable upsets in New Jersey political history.
With 98% of the vote counted, Durr, the Republican Senate candidate in the South Jersey-based 3rd legislative district, leads New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney by roughly 2,000 votes — 32,134 to 30,125.
Sweeney, a Democrat, is the longest-tenured Senate president in New Jersey history, having held the post since 2010. He was expected to serve a seventh term in the position before launching a possible bid for governor in 2025.
That was before he was taken on by a no-name challenger in Durr, 58, who has miraculously knocked Sweeney on his heels in a race that was never considered more than an afterthought.
“I joked with people and I said, ‘I’m going to shock the world, I’m going to beat this man,’” Durr said Wednesday afternoon.
Check out his campaign ad:
This is the New Jersey truck driver who is beating the NJ Senate President after spending only $153 on his campaign – Go Ed Durr!!
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 3, 2021
The Republican party needs a lot more people like Ed Durr.