Lawyer representing defeated New Jersey candidate defensively insists 'I'm not looking to be Rudy Giuliani'
Rudy Giuliani during a news conference on November 19, 2020. (vasilis asvestas /

A lawyer representing defeated Republican New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli explained to reporters why his client's campaign isn't yet conceding -- while also insisting he won't try to pull a "Stop the Steal."

As reported by the Washington Post's Dave Weigel, Ciattarelli campaign legal counsel Mark Sheridan said that the campaign is waiting to see whether the final batch of ballots to be counted will shrink Democrat Phil Murphy's margin down into the range of one percentage point.

At the moment, Murphy holds a lead of 2.6 percentage points.

After explaining this, Sheridan added to reporters that "I'm not looking to be Rudy Giuliani," a reference to the former Trump attorney who helped the former president lose dozens of court cases in his efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Additionally, according to News 12 NJ reporter Alex Zdan, Sheridan has been careful to emphasize that "no one on this team is alleging fraud or malfeasance, as we have not seen any credible evidence of that."