DGA so far a bit player in Gov.’s race

July 9, 2013

Darryl R. Isherwood | July 8, 2013 | PolitickerNJ

In February, when hopes were high for a competitive gubernatorial contest in New Jersey, the Democratic Governor’s Association pledged its assisatnce to Democratic challenger Barbara Buono.

With just two gubernatorial races in the country, it seemed likely that both the DGA and its Republican counterpart would be major players in the New Jersey contest.

But since that time, only one has come through with the support expected and Buono has not been the recipient.

The Republican Governors Association has so far spent $1.7 million in support of New Jersey’s governor, a little under a quarter of what it spent aiding Christie in 2009.

But to date, the Democratic Governors Association has given no such aid to Buono, though unseating Christie, or even dinging him with a closer than expected race, would be a huge victory for the DGA.

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