State Sen. Barbara Buono has received solid support for her gubernatorial campaign from one of the New Jersey's rising Democratic stars.

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Buono toured Newark's Ironbound district Tuesday afternoon with city Mayor Cory Booker.

Booker said he has a good relationship with Republican Gov. Chris Christie and likes him personally, but believes Buono is the right choice for governor.

Buono and Booker visited a law office, real estate office, tuxedo shop and diner in the largely Portuguese neighborhood. Buono said Christie's policies have harmed residents of New Jersey's cities.

A recent poll showed Christie with a 36-percentage-point lead over Buono. But Booker predicted the gubernatorial race would be close by October.


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