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Chris Christie Election Results 2013: N.J. Governor Wins Race Against Barbara Buono

FILE -  In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering in Camden, N.J. On
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering in Camden, N.J. On Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, Christie will face off in a debate with Democratic challenger Barbara Buono. Christie has more public speaking experience as a frequent campaigner for fellow Republicans and representative of the Republican Governors Association. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has won reelection.

The Republican defeated his Democratic opponent, state Sen. Barbara Buono.

Reuters reports:

NEW YORK, Nov 5 (Reuters) - New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie handily won re-election on Tuesday, a victory seen boosting his widely expected bid for the White House in 2016.

Christie was declared the unofficial winner, within minutes of the polls closing, by CNN, CBS and NBC.

The win by the blunt, tough-talking incumbent was expected by political experts to solidify his standing in the national Republican Party.

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