With sharp criticism, Christie seeks to upstage opponent
July 29th, 2013
07:00 AM ET
12 months ago

With sharp criticism, Christie seeks to upstage opponent

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will release a new web video Monday that claims his opponent, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Barbara Buono, has been a failed fiscal steward of the state while serving as a key member of the New Jersey legislature.

The video, which CNN was provided a preview of, tries to tie Buono to former Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine. It specifically criticizes Buono for being responsible, in part, for tax increases, job losses and budget shortfalls during Corzine's administration.

The video will be released just hours before Buono officially announces her running mate for the November election.

Public polling shows that Christie, a Republican, has a sizable lead over Buono


Filed under: Barbara Buono • Chris Christie • New Jersey
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA/No Redemption Votes

    What's the purpose of having an attack ad when you already have a sizeable lead over your opponent?

    July 29, 2013 07:40 am at 7:40 am |
  2. Marie MD

    The governor of NJ has a "sizable" lead over most people inthe state!
    To those of you who were thinking about a christie presidency in 2016 good luck. He has shown,is showing and will continue to show that deep down I side he's still a repug.
    Just like cantor from VA changed his tune when our area was hit by an earthquake two years ago. All of a sudden he wanted federal aid while not wanting to give it to other states hit with worse natural disasters.
    These rethugs can run but they can't hide from what they really are and what they have done and said before.

    July 29, 2013 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    The video conveniently ignores the global financial crisis. New Jersey was especially hard hit by the Wall Street meltdown.

    July 29, 2013 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    Lot of bluster, not much substance.

    July 29, 2013 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  5. Data Driven

    Seems like wasted money to me - he's going to win anyway, by at least 15 points. Maybe he likes kicking people when they're down? - just like his mentor, Tony Soprano.

    July 29, 2013 08:31 am at 8:31 am |