In a major upset, New Jersey’s Senate President Steve Sweeney conceded the race Wednesday to his Republican opponent Edward Durr, who spent a total of about $2,000 on his entire campaign.
“The results of Tuesday’s election are in. All votes have been fairly counted. And I, of course, accept the results,” Sweeney said during a news conference.
Edward Durr, a Republican truck driver and political newcomer, officially unseated New Jersey Senate president Steve Sweeney.
Durr, who spent just $153 on his New Jersey State Senate campaign, was declared the winner Thursday morning, the Associated Press reported. Almost half of Durr’s campaign funds were reportedly spent at restaurant chain Dunkin’ Donuts, according to The Washington Free Beacon.