TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lopsided race for New Jersey governor will be decided when voters choose between Republican Gov. Chris Christie and challenger Barbara Buono, a Democratic state senator.
Polls showed Christie leading by more than 20 points heading into Election Day on Tuesday. The governor could resign before a second term ends to run for president. The 51-year-old refused to rule out that possibility during a debate.
Buono says Christie already has one foot out the door. But the former Senate budget chairwoman has struggled to raise money and get a message out.
She spent the final days of the race campaigning without any big-name Democrats to help. Christie barnstormed the state by bus hoping to drive up turnout.
A proposed $1 boost in the minimum wage to $8.25 an hour is also on the ballot.
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