November 5th, 2013
08:41 PM ET
6 months ago

What Christie's victory means for the next presidential race

(CNN) - Chris Christie's re-election speech Tuesday night sounded like something more, as the Republican governor of New Jersey with national aspirations touted his bipartisan successes and railed at the partisan gridlock in the nation's capital.

"It wasn't an acceptance speech, that was an announcement speech," said CNN contributor Alex Castellanos, a Republican strategist and veteran of numerous GOP campaigns.

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Filed under: 2013 • Barbara Buono • Chris Christie • New Jersey
Christie wins re-election in New Jersey, CNN projects
November 5th, 2013
08:03 PM ET
6 months ago

Christie wins re-election in New Jersey, CNN projects

(CNN) – CNN projects incumbent New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, will easily win re-election, defeating Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono.


Filed under: 2013 • Barbara Buono • Chris Christie • New Jersey
Christie stays way ahead in three final polls in New Jersey
November 4th, 2013
09:42 AM ET
6 months ago

Christie stays way ahead in three final polls in New Jersey

(CNN) – On the eve of Election Day 2013, three new polls reconfirm the story line of the entire campaign in New Jersey: Republican Gov. Chris Christie's easily going to win re-election.

It's a just a matter of how large a victory the Republican governor will secure against state Sen. Barbara Buono, the little-known Democratic challenger.
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Filed under: Barbara Buono • Chris Christie • New Jersey
NJ Star-Ledger endorses Christie with ‘deep reservations’
October 20th, 2013
01:45 PM ET
6 months ago

NJ Star-Ledger endorses Christie with ‘deep reservations’

(CNN) – New Jersey's largest newspaper backed Republican Gov. Chris Christie in his re-election bid on Sunday, but the editorial was hardly a glowing endorsement.

The New Jersey Star-Ledger argued that the incumbent governor has many flaws but that he would still run the state better than the Democratic nominee, state Sen. Barbara Buono.
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Filed under: 2013 • Barbara Buono • Chris Christie • New Jersey • Virginia
In final, fiery debate, Christie hits hard
October 16th, 2013
12:01 AM ET
6 months ago

In final, fiery debate, Christie hits hard

(CNN) - In their final face-to-face meeting, New Jersey's candidates for governor held nothing back. The nationally known incumbent, Republican Chris Christie, and Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono, traded personal and political barbs in a heated exchange three weeks before election day.

The 90-minute debate was interrupted twice by audience members and featured dueling narratives. Christie described himself as a bipartisan governor with overwhelming public support who has brought New Jersey out of the depths of the recession. Buono, on the other hand, pitched herself as a fierce underdog who has fought for the working class all her career.
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Poll: Christie way ahead in NJ gubernatorial race
October 10th, 2013
08:45 AM ET
5 months ago

Poll: Christie way ahead in NJ gubernatorial race

(CNN) - Less than a month before Election Day, Republican Gov. Chris Christie maintains a significant lead over his Democratic challenger Barbara Buono in his re-election bid for governor of New Jersey, according to a poll released Thursday.

And while the Quinnipiac University survey shows the incumbent governor ahead of Buono, a state senator, by a margin of 62%-33% among likely voters, it also indicates that voters largely disagree with Christie on his opposition to legalizing same-sex marriage in the Garden State.
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Filed under: 2013 • Barbara Buono • Chris Christie • New Jersey • Polls
Chris Christie talks 2016 during NJ debate
October 8th, 2013
10:08 PM ET
7 months ago

Chris Christie talks 2016 during NJ debate

(CNN) - He may be a likely Republican contender for the White House in 2016 but Tuesday night, Gov. Chris Christie was all about New Jersey.

Debating Democratic challenger state Sen. Barbara Buono, Christie, the GOP governor of a state where Democrats greatly outnumber Republicans, presented himself as a middle of the road leader, repeating the phrase "in a bipartisan way" throughout the showdown.
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Filed under: Barbara Buono • Chris Christie • New Jersey
Christie releases first ad, spends $1.5 million
September 12th, 2013
07:00 AM ET
7 months ago

Christie releases first ad, spends $1.5 million

Updated 9/12/2013 at 7:34am

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie's re-election team released its first television ad of the general campaign Thursday, highlighting the New Jersey Republican's record as a bipartisan leader.

"They said it couldn't be done. New Jersey was too broken, too partisan. But they never met Chris Christie," the narrators says, also pointing to some of his budgetary and legislative accomplishments. New Jersey has a Democratic-controlled legislature.
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Filed under: 2013 • Ads • Barbara Buono • Chris Christie • New Jersey
Christie's opponent chooses union chief as running mate
New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono, in a screenshot from a campaign ad released earlier this year.
July 29th, 2013
11:35 AM ET
9 months ago

Christie's opponent chooses union chief as running mate

(CNN) – New Jersey State Democratic Sen. Barbara Buono, who is challenging Gov. Chris Christie in his bid for re-election, tapped a local labor boss as her running mate Monday.

Buono's pick, Milly Silva, acts as the executive vice president for New Jersey of the 1199 Service Employees International Union United Healthcare Workers East. In that role she represents 7,000 long term healthcare workers, including nursing home employees and home health aides.
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Filed under: Barbara Buono • New Jersey
With sharp criticism, Christie seeks to upstage opponent
July 29th, 2013
07:00 AM ET
9 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.
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Filed under: Barbara Buono • Chris Christie • New Jersey
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