Maggie Moran hired to run first lady Tammy Murphy’s Senate campaign

New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy, who formally announced her U.S. Senate bid to replace Bob Menendez last November, has hired Maggie Moran, a longtime Democratic operative, as her new campaign manager.

The announcement was made Monday evening after Murphy won the Bergen County Convention over her opponent, U.S. Rep. Andy Kim, by earning 738 votes, or 64%.

In addition to Bergen County, Murphy has also won the endorsements from the Passaic County and the Union County conventions.

Moran replaces Max Glass, who departed in in February after a “rocky start” to Murphy’s Senate race.

“I am thrilled to welcome Maggie to our team of highly-skilled and battle-tested experts,” Murphy told the New Jersey Globe in a statement. “I have worked with Maggie before and know that she brings a wealth of experience in helping elect Democrats up and down the ballot and her knowledge of New Jersey’s political landscape is unmatched.”

Moran worked at public relations firm Kivvit from 2015 to 2022, and she has managed a number of Democratic campaigns. Moran was director of rapid response for the Clinton/Gore campaign in 1996. She served as New Jersey campaign manager for Al Gore’s 2000 campaign for president. In 2001, she was coordinated campaign manager during Jim McGreevey’s successful run for governor. She was state director for U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s New Jersey offices for two years, and she managed Lautenberg’s successful election campaign in 2002.

Additionally, she managed Gov. Jon Corzine’s reelection bid in 2009, and, more recently, she was campaign manager for then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2018 reelection.