Barbara Buono

Barbara Buono’s Kryptonite? Everything.

Barbara Buono’s Kryptonite? Everything.
Poor Barbara Buono. The only Democrat in New Jersey with the guts to take on Chris Christie has languished for months beneath a media radar that's begun to turn her obscurity into a campaign narrative. 


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Buono Embarks on 'Bus for Progress' Complete with Tour Video

Barbara Buono's campaign posted this video of snippets from last Saturday's bus tour through Union and Essex counties on the Bus for Progress, the non-profit, grassroots project headquartered in Monmouth County devoted to voter registration and events supporting progressives.
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Christie's Poll Numbers Unexpectedly Drop in New Jersey

Christie's Poll Numbers Unexpectedly Drop in New Jersey
Rutgers released a poll that show Chris Christie has 68 percent overall approval among New Jersey residents, down a few points and showing real weakness on the economy, jobs and taxes.
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The Conservative Case Against Chris Christie

The Conservative Case Against Chris Christie
Regardless of Christie's murky record as governor of New Jersey, the fact remains that Christie is, frankly, an atrocious choice for both the state of New Jersey and the United States in any political capacity, including his current office, let alone the Presidency.
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Buono Disobeys NJ Seat Belt Law, Gets Into Accident

Buono Disobeys NJ Seat Belt Law, Gets Into Accident
Senator Barbara Buono sustained minor cuts to the face and was treated and released by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was in the back seat, and she was not wearing a seat belt.
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20 LGBT Leaders Endorse Buono for NJ Governor

Senator Barbara Buono called me and there was no hesitation. Buono was the prime sponsor of the very first fully inclusive LGBT rights legislation in New Jersey.
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Senator Buono Throws Her Hat in the Ring for NJ Governor

New Jersey State Senator Barbara Buono has filed the legal paperwork necessary to become a candidate for governor in New Jersey.
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Winners and Losers in New Jersey Minimum Wage Vote

Today, the New Jersey Senate passed a bill raising the minimum wage to $8.50 an hour and would include a cost of living adjustment. The bill, which has already passed in the General Assembly, goes back to the Assembly on Monday to match the language of the Senate bill. It will then go to Governor Christie's desk for signature.
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Income Inequality in New Jersey

More than 75 percent of the additional income generated in New Jersey went to the top 20 percent of households, with the richest 1 percent receiving the bulk of the increase. The bottom 40 percent lost income and everyone else experienced stagnate income or minimal growth that failed to keep pace with inflationary costs.
According to the report this growing divide has hurt the vulnerable the most, including single mothers, ethnic minorities and those with less education.
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B: NJ Fighting for Gender Equality in Trenton

Every year, the last few days of June in Trenton are dominated with talk about the budget – and rightly so. This year, when you factor in consideration of the rushed higher education merger plan, it is easy for news on other pieces of legislation to be drowned out by the big-ticket items.
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