Sen. Barbara Buono will hold a rally at New Brunswick High School on Saturday.
Sen. Barbara Buono has picked New Brunswick High School as the site to begin her campaign for state governor. At noon on Saturday, Feb. 2, Buono (D-Middlesex) will host "Rally for New Jersey's Future" at New Brunswick High School, 1000 Somerset St. Buono, a resident of Metuchen, has been a senator since 2002. In the last few years, she has locally campaigned for domestic violence victims, introduced legislation to transform foreclosed homes into affordable housing, and to approve charter schools through local voting, and voted in favor of a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in New Jersey. She is believed to be the Democratic candidate to face Gov. Chris Christie in this year's gubernatorial election after being endorsed by …
Sweeney bows of the out of the race before it starts, saying his attention is needed to keep Democrats in control of the state Legislature.
Monday, January 28
Stephen M. Sweeney, the state Senate president, has decided not to run for governor this year. Sweeney said on his Facebook page that his focus will center on keeping a Democratic majority in the state Legislature: After careful consideration and much deliberation, I will not be a candidate for governor in 2013. I've decided my work now needs to be focused on ensuring the Legislature remains in Democratic control. Is there any question about the havoc and pain a Republican Legislature would inflict on the middle class, labor, women and our seniors? For over a decade, New Jersey voters have ensured we have a strong Democratic majority in both houses and I view it as absolutely essential and my job to keep that streak going. We will. Sweeney…