New Jersey voters headed to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in the race between Republican Gov. Chris Christie and his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono. The Garden State is just one of two states – Virginia is the other – holding gubernatorial elections in 2013.
Christie, the popular incumbent, is expected to trounce Buono to win a second term. A Real Clear Politics average of polls conducted in the New Jersey governor’s race showed Christie winning by a 24-point margin.
Christie’s campaign commercials have highlighted the governor’s leadership in the state following Hurricane Sandy last year. Meanwhile, Buono’s ads have tried to paint Christie as being focused on running for president in 2016, not on his home state.
The New Jersey Division of Elections won’t be holding live statewide results of the Christie-Buono election (Huffington Post has statewide results here), but you can check out countywide returns here by clicking on the links below: