Murphy garnered 48 percent of the vote for the Democrats, easily besting Jim Johnson (22 percent) and John Wisniewski (22 percent). He received more than 237,000 of the the nearly half a million votes case.
Guadagno tallied 47 percent of the Republican vote, defeating Jack Citarelli (31 percent). But she only received 113,000 votes as twice as many Democrats voted than Republicans.
Guadagno is the Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of State under current New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who currently holds record-low approval ratings in the state.
Murphy is a former executive at Goldman Sachs and was an ambassador to Germany during the Obama administration.
The election to decide Christie’s successor will be held on November 7.