POLITICS

Barbara Buono Election Results: Democrat Loses Gubernatorial Race To Republican Chris Christie

FILE -  In this Monday, July 29, 2013 file photo, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono applauds before she addres
FILE - In this Monday, July 29, 2013 file photo, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono applauds before she addresses a gathering in East Rutherford, N.J. Buono has few opportunities to a reach large bloc of voters before the Nov. 5 gubernatorial election. The debate, Tuesday, Oct. 8, against Gov. Chris Christie is one of them. Polls show the Metuchen senator trailing the Republican governor by about 20 points. (AP Photo/Mel Evans,file)

Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono was defeated in the race to be New Jersey's next governor, losing to Republican incumbent Chris Christie.

Buono trailed Christie in the polls in the days leading up to the election. Christie was looking to become the first Republican running statewide to break 50 percent since George H.W. Bush in 1988, according to the AP.

The AP reported earlier on Buono:

Buono, who focused on the economy in her run, campaigned without the aid of big-name Democrats. She also was spurned early on by Democratic leaders who control party politics in the state. They have a good working relationship with Christie and didn't believe the progressive from Metuchen, on the fringes of the New York City metropolitan area, could win.

Buono and her husband voted Tuesday morning at a school gymnasium in her hometown. She said she believed many Democrats would turn out for her, unlike four years ago when Christie defeated Gov. Jon Corzine.

Read more here.

HuffPost

BEFORE YOU GO

PHOTO GALLERY
2014 Gubernatorial Candidates
CONVERSATIONS