New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has launched his first commercial of this year’s gubernatorial campaign.
The Christie campaign is spending $1.2 million to air the 60-second spot, titled “Jersey Proud,” in the New York and Philadelphia media markets, which overlap with New Jersey, to tout the Republican’s leadership and bipartisanship during his first term.
“He made us proud to say we’re from New Jersey,” the ad ends off.
Polls show the incumbent Republican leading Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono by 30 points.
Buono responded to Christie’s ad buy with an email to supporters asking for donations, noting that contributions would be matched 2 to 1 because she is receiving public matching funds.
Neither Christie nor Buono face a serious primary threat.