Christie Cruises To Victory

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Governor Chris Christie was re-elected in New Jersey Tuesday night with 60 percent of the votes.

The race was called for Governor Christie a minute after the polls closed. At his election night party - on the boardwalk in Asbury Park - the Republican Governor walked out with his arms raised, to the song “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”

Although he has not committed to staying the full term, Christie promised to continue his work on Sandy.

"I did not seek a second term to do small things. I sought a second term to finish the job. Now watch me do it."

Christie took about half the Latino vote, and political analysts are calling his victory speech last night the unofficial launch of his 2016 presidential campaign.

Rounding up some of the other results:

The state legislature remained firmly in control of the Democrats.

New Jersey voters approved a measure raising the state's minimum wage to $8.25 an hour as of the new year, with future increases automatically tied to the cost-of-living.

Voters also approved a proposal allowing veterans' groups pay their operating expenses with revenue from games of chance.

Republicans are claiming an upset in Atlantic City's race for mayor. Don Guardian holds a 162 vote lead over incumbent Lorenzo Langford, out of more than 6,100 ballots cast in the race. Guardian would be the first Republican to lead the resort city since 1990.

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer easily won a second four-year term.


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