“Resist Murphy,” one banner read as it was flown about Sea Isle City, according to a tweet with a photo Saturday.
Another plane banner flown over Wildwood on Sunday said, “Murphy’s mom voted for Guadagno,” reported NJ.com. Murphy ran against Republican Kim Guadagno and won in 2017. His mother, Dorothy, died in 2008.
The governor has been criticized both for re-opening some aspects of the state amid the deadly coronavirus and not lifting the lock-down fast enough.
He re-opened the shore starting Memorial Day, although with restrictions, including on the number of people allowed on beaches and requiring social-distancing.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf responded to the beaches’ opening by urging his state’s residents to stay away from the Jersey Shore.
A plane banner flew over Wildwood on Sunday that said, “Tom Wolf likes to color,” and another over Sea Isle City read, “Wolf is a Nerd King,” according to NJ.com. Wolf has become known for his color-coded reopening plan amid the pandemic.
The signs about Murphy’s mom and Wolf liking “color” were flown by planes from the aerial-advertising company Paramount Air Service, which confirmed to the site that someone had paid for the fly-bys but wouldn’t reveal who.