Less than an hour after the polls closed Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Barbara Buono was ready to call the special U.S. Senate race.
Buono’s campaign issued congratulations to Senator-elect Cory Booker Wednesday night in an email.
The statement reads:
I would like to congratulate New Jersey’s Senator-elect Cory Booker. New Jersey voters have made the right choice tonight – Cory is a dedicated public servant who has always stood up for New Jersey values. His steadfast commitment to improving the lives of everyday people — from raising the minimum wage, to reducing child poverty and combating gun violence — will serve New Jersey well in the United States Senate,” Buono said.
“At a time when our nation’s capitol is dominated by gridlock, I know he will represent our state with honor and distinction,” she said. “I look forward to working with Senator-elect Booker, Senator Menendez and the rest of our congressional delegation as Governor.”