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  •  I disagree, Buono looks better daily (2+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, James Allen

    Don't all these polls greatly increase Buono's stock? Getting in early is a hallmark of long shot candidates like Buono appeared to be, but it seems to have been a good decision. Buono is the only candidate who we know can raise money against Christie. With an establishment candidate like Sweeney or Codey, their donors are probably also more establishment, and thus more likely to have converted to Christie. Since Democrats also seems so unlikely to win, that means outside groups and lobbying groups probably won't contribute money no matter who the nominee is, so nominating someone with more connections or a better political résumé might not matter much. Buono however has showed she can raise money even against Chrisitie, presumably by tapping the most partisan donors (we are the 29%?) So despite being an apparently second-tier candidate, it might be hard to challenge her for the nomination, and would also seem to position her better to take on Christie better than these other candidates with better résumés.

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    by Setsuna Mudo on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 02:05:52 PM PST

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    •  Interesting outside-the-box perspective (1+ / 0-)
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      Codey really an establishment guy, though? I thought the party bosses in South Jersey prevented him from running for Governor. Am I confusing him with someone else?

      Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

      by MichaelNY on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 03:13:39 PM PST

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    •  Barbara Buono should take this to account (2+ / 0-)
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      sawolf, MichaelNY

      If first you dont succeed try again. She's not going to when this time around, but will be in a much better position if she want to run again in '17 when Christie is term limited and coming off his fail presidential bid. I have a hard time believing that Republicans are going to elect another Northeastern Republican as their standard barrier. Mitt Romney was a exception cause the field was a total laughing stock.

      Honestly I wish she was running for the US Senate  instead of Booker.

      Moderate Progressive, Born in Cairo, Raised in NY-11, Living in NJ-13.

      by BKGyptian89 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 05:34:58 PM PST

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