Christie again swats at Buono over pay raise bill

Gov. Chris Christie is up with his second negative ad of the general election that again swats at his opponent’s record on taxes and spending.

The ad, titled “Taxes,” attacks Sen. Barbara Buono for voting to support tax increases in the Legislature over her career while also supporting giving herself a pay raise in a 2000 vote.

The 30-second spot is running statewide in New York City and Philadelphia television markets and on the radio as part of a nearly $1.5 million ad buy.

It’s the second time Christie’s campaign hit Buono with an ad that criticized her for supporting legislation in 2000 that gave lawmakers and other state officials, including the governor, a pay raise.

The bill – which was sponsored by Christie confidant and friend, Republican state Sen. Joe Kyrillos – also paved the way for Christie to be one of the top paid governors in the nation.

Christie again swats at Buono over pay raise bill