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Buono: Christie’s Economic Policies Have ‘Failed’

New Jersey St. Sen. Barbara Buono (credit: Buono For New Jersey)

New Jersey St. Sen. Barbara Buono (credit: Buono For New Jersey)

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — In launching her bid for governor Saturday, New Jersey Democratic State Sen. Barbara Buono told constituents she would fix what she called the mistakes of Republican incumbent Gov. Chris Christie.

As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, just seconds into her speech announcing her candidacy Saturday, Buono was on the attack against the popular Christie, accusing him of broken promises and empty rhetoric.

“After more than three years of this governor’s failed economic policies, millions of New Jersey families are suffering, struggling, under an unemployment rate that hovers near 10 percent,” Buono said.

Buono said she will give a voice on social issues, women’s rights and gay marriage.

Buono, 59, has served in the state Legislature since 1994.

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