Sen. Barbara Buono is getting ready for a Feb. 2 rally to kick off her run for governor. She’s picked up considerable support over the last month, both from progressives who see a non-Christiecrat woman candidate as the best hope to defeat Christie, and from a handful whose support for Buono undercuts Codey. With Booker out and other candidates demurring or still ruminating, she’s steaming ahead. Still the only show in town. What’s going to be interesting Feb. 2 is seeing who’s standing with her when she formally announces. Potential LG candidate (or candidates). Additional county chairs. Fundraisers. Power brokers.
Will you be there, Blue Jersey?
What: Sen. Barbara Buono campaign kickoff
When: Saturday, Feb. 2 – 12 noon
Where: New Brunswick High School
1000 Somerset St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Click to RSVP or email RSVP@BuonoForGovernor.com
Here’s Buono’s statement:
The 2013 election will be pivotal for our state. Under Governor Christie, too many New Jersey families are suffering record high unemployment, struggling schools, soaring property taxes, and rising tuition costs. We can, and we must, do better.
I understand the struggle of so many New Jersey families because I’ve lived them. My father was a proud immigrant from Italy who worked every day to give us a better life.
Those were the days when higher education was accessible and affordable — when the daughter of a butcher could have the chance to chase big dreams. For too many New Jerseyans, those same opportunities seem out of reach today.
And that is why I’m proud to be a Democrat: to help create the same opportunities I had for all of our children. To ensure that they are healthy, safe, and treated equally — that their only obstacle to success is how hard they work. Those are the values we share as Democrats. And that’s why I’m so proud to stand with you, as we begin this fight to win the Governor’s office.
If you’re willing to stand and fight with me, I would be honored to have your support as we kick-off this campaign on February 2nd at the New Brunswick High School, 1000 Somerset St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 at 12 Noon.