Buono championed a minimum wage hike for the working poor and a millionaire’s tax to fund property tax relief for the embattled middle class. She attacked Christie on gun control, abortion, gay marriage, climate change, and his cancellation of a new passenger rail tunnel to New York. She charged that he was really running for president, not to serve a full four-year term as governor.
But she never raised the money she needed to compete with Christie, who quickly raised the maximum for public matching funds and was able to run 16 television ads to Buono’s two.
DiVincenzo and Stack led a parade of 50 Democratic elected officials in endorsing Christie. Norcross put his efforts into raising money for the national Fund for Jobs, Growth and Security to put into protecting Democratic legislative seats. And even Buono supporters ran TV and video ads proclaiming their eagerness to work in a bipartisan way with the popular Republican governor.
The latest results from the Governor's race. Scroll across to see results for all candidates and the two ballot questions. All results are unofficial until certified by state election officials later this month.
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