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Longtime New Jersey Senate President loses to truck driver Ed Durr, who spent $153

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New Jersey's longtime state Senate president, Democrat Steve Sweeney lost reelection, falling to a Republican newcomer who spent little money and underscoring Democratic woes in the Biden era.

The Associated Press previously reported that Edward Durr, a furniture company truck driver and first-time officeholder, had spent $153 on his campaign, but has since changed the figure based on a new campaign finance report.

"It is stunning and shocking and I cannot figure it out," said Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg said in an AP interview.

According to results tallied Thursday, Sweeney's defeat in New Jersey's 3rd Legislative District was unexpected, and has cast the fate of state government into uncertainty.

"I didn't go into it thinking I'll never stand a chance. I knew if I could motivate people to vote then I had a chance," said Durr in an interview with Action News Thursday night.

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