You might not have heard of New Jersey state Sen. Barbara Buono, though you've probably heard of the man she's itching to take on in the November election -- Gov. Chris Christie.
Expect to hear more about her. Buono picked up key endorsements Tuesday and sewed up enough support statewide to become the Democrats' presumptive nominee for governor.
She's a 59-year-old Democrat from Metuchen on the edge of the New York metro area. Her party coalesced behind her after their first choices opted not to run.
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Buono says she “was always confident the party would come together.”
Christie has among the highest profiles of any Republican in the country and makes Buono an immediate underdog.