Edward Durr Tells Tucker About Concession Call He Finally Got and His Savage Response

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It’s going to be interesting to see what Republican New Jersey state senator-elect Edward Durr does after he’s sworn in. But the truck driver who barely spent anything on his campaign to beat the long-entrenched Democratic State Senate president in an upset has already captured people’s imagination.


His common-sense response to Never Trumper criticism was just brilliant and he also cut the execrable Gov. Phil Murphy down to size.

Now, Durr has made it onto Tucker Carlson’s show and he’s shared what happened when his opponent called him to finally concede on Wednesday.

For a while, it wasn’t clear that his opponent Steve Sweeney was going to concede and he made up some strange story about “12,000 votes” being discovered in some county but it wasn’t clear what he was talking about. But finally, he had to give up this week when it became apparent that there weren’t any votes that were going to drop out of thin air for him.

One of the reasons that Durr won and beat such a power in the state was because he walked around to voters and wanted to hear what they had to say. He was concerned about all the things that they were concerned about, not his own power or being a lifetime politician.


“You not only had high costs of living in the state, worst tax rate, worst business tax rate, people being told they couldn’t live, couldn’t go to stores, couldn’t go to church,” Durr told Carlson. “You had nursing home deaths. It just became a combination of everything, and I got fed up with it and I said, ‘I’m not leaving the state, I’m going to fix the state, and that’s what I chose to do.”

In a humble move when Tucker asked him about his success, he made sure that he recognized the people who helped him as well as some of his other colleagues who had won other seats that weren’t so high profile.

Durr told Tucker about the concession call that he finally got from Sweeney. But it was Durr’s response that shows the difference and why Durr has such promise. He said that Sweeney was a “gentleman” in the call.

“He congratulated me and just wished me luck, [told me] to do well for South Jersey,” Durr said.

“I told him, you know, if he ever needs anything, just give me a call, because I’m his representative now,” Durr responded.


That left Tucker in stitches. Talk about the perfect yet savage response — the belief that he represents everyone in his district — yes, even his opponent. Would that we had more people representing us like this.

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