Buono quick to congratulate Booker

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.”

Buono quick to congratulate Booker