Chris Christie Re-Elected As New Jersey Governor

Source: Jennifer De Pinto, Sarah Dutton and Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News

Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., was re-elected as New Jersey governor in a landslide – 60-39 percent over his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono – and virtually no one ever thought the outcome might be different. For months, Christie held a commanding lead in the polls as Buono failed to get her campaign off the ground.

Christie was re-elected with widespread support from men, women, independents, members of his own party, and even three in 10 Democrats, according to CBS News exit polls.

“I’m the luckiest guy in the world,” Christie said, flanked by his family, during his acceptance speech in Asbury Park, N.J.

Christie’s Democratic challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono, won the votes of liberals, African-Americans, and young voters, but that was not nearly enough to stop Christie’s pursuit of a second term.

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