Christie shrugs off open letter from Buono’s daughter

MOUNT LAUREL – Gov. Chris Christie had little to say Tuesday about an open letter his opponent’s daughter recently penned, but he made it clear he never expected to get her vote anyway.

The governor responded to a fundraising e-mail written earlier this week by Tessa Bitterman, the 23-year-old daughter of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Sen. Barbara Buono. Bitterman told supporters she is gay and criticized the Republican governor for having been “a giant roadblock to New Jersey achieving equality for all.”

Christie said voters will have a chance to choose their candidate for governor after hearing the issues on the campaign trail.

“My position has been very clear on this from the time I ran in 2009 to today, and it hasn’t changed, and I’m sure from reading the letter that Sen. Buono’s daughter loves her a great deal and is completely supportive of her mother for governor,” he said.

“Didn’t expect to get her vote,” Christie said. “So, you know, they can work hard together for the issues they believe in, I’ll work hard for the issues I believe in and we’ll see what happens in November.”

Christie shrugs off open letter from Buono’s daughter