Christie’s Dem Challenger: Hillary ‘Wrote Me A Nice Letter — After I Lost’

AP

Former New Jersey state Sen. Barbara Buono offered some harsh words in an interview published Monday about Hillary Clinton and other fellow Democrats who she said abandoned her as she ran last year against Gov. Chris Christie (R).

In the interview with the New York Times, Buono spoke with some bitterness about a “nice letter” she received from Clinton after the election was over.

“Hillary Clinton wrote me a nice letter — after I lost,” Buono said.

According to the Times, Clinton’s letter to Buono said, “You and I are no strangers to the challenges of seeking and holding public office.”

Buono also said she received a phone call from Vice President Joe Biden after losing to Christie. She also called out New Jersey’s most prominent Democrat, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D).

“No no no. No, no,” said Buono. “I didn’t get help from a lot of people, and he was one of them.”

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