Buono announces official campaign kickoff – Feb. 2 at New Brunswick High School

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.

Buono announces official campaign kickoff – Feb. 2 at New Brunswick High School

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.

Comments (12)

  1. A New Jersey Farmer

    I’m in. Will try to make it on the 2nd.

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  2. deciminyan

    I’ll be there to see history in the making.

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  3. zi985

    The “handful whose support for Buono undercuts Codey” comes from Christiecrats like Joe DiVincenzo and George Norcross.  I’m not sure progressives should be excited about that fact or the fact that Senator Buono is promoting this fact in campaign press releases like this one here: http://www.buonoforgovernor.co…  I thought Sen. Buono was an independent reform Democrat who opposed these kinds of people…

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  4. deciminyan

    I don’t fault Senator Buono for trying to build bridges to the power brokers whose support will be needed to get her elected. Building a coalition in the Democratic party is like herding cats. I don’t think she is “opposed [to] these kinds of people”, but rather a tough manager who will work to unite the Democrats and represent all New Jerseyans. A successful politician is one who can facilitate conciliation and master the art of compromise without compromising her fundamental tenets.

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  5. deciminyan

    From 1/13/13:



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  6. firstamend07

    State Senator Buono risked her political career when she openly revolted against the Pension and Benefit Reform Bills.

    To her credit ( and I did not agree with her) she stood with the CWA to the end and paid a very heavy political price.

    …and CWA has returned this favor now by???

    Right now when Buono needs a politicla friend the CWA leadership has done nothing to help her candidacy.

    THIS IS A DISGRACE!

    Is it any wonder why ,in political circles, CWA is looked on as unreliable and spineless.

    Buono needs friends in Lanor right now to ” juice up” her effort.

    She has to be wondering why CWA is not coming out to support her after all she did for that union.

    CWA just does not seem to be able to say” thank you” to any politician . No wonder very few bother even to help.

    ….I wonder what  State Senator Buono now thinks about CWA leadership?  

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