Barbara Buono Rips Democrats For ‘Betrayal’ In Race Against Christie (VIDEO)

AP

New Jersey state Sen. Barbara Buono (D) took aim at her own party in a fiery concession speech Tuesday night, blasting the “Democratic political bosses” for supporting Chris Christie in the state’s gubernatorial race.

“The Democratic political bosses — some elected and some not — made a deal with this governor despite him representing everything they’re supposed to be against,” Buono said. “They didn’t do it to help the state. They did it out of a desire to help themselves politically and financially. But we did it our way and I’m proud of that.”

Buono did not identify any of the Democrats by name, but the Star-Ledger noted that “she has been critical of South Jersey power broker George Norcross and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo,” the latter of whom publicly endorsed Christie. 

The Star-Ledger reported that Buono also lamented the “the onslaught of betrayal from our own political party.”

As expected, Christie cruised to re-election Tuesday with a landslide victory over Buono.

 

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