PolitiFact New Jersey and PolitiFact Virginia have been fact-checking the campaigns for governor. We recap some highlights of the races.
Barbara Buono's file
Recent statements by and about Barbara Buono
"Barbara Buono by the numbers: As a Trenton politician, she voted to raise taxes 154 times. Under her, property taxes up 70 percent. Backed a 16 percent sales tax increase. Utilities, nursing homes, cell phones, parking lots, lottery wins, gyms – She taxed them all. Architect of Corzine’s budget, she drove New Jersey $2 billion into debt. Barbara Buono by the numbers: taking New Jersey backwards."
"Jon Corzine, elected governor. Teams up with Barbara Buono. $1.2 billion sales tax increase? Passed. Most spending in state history? Passed. After Buono named budget chair, taxes and fees increase 23 times in just two years. State debt? Up $13.4 billion. Unemployment? Doubled."
"To hear Gov. Christie tell it, everything in New Jersey is going just fine. Well I see another New Jersey with 400,000 unemployed. One of the worst jobless rates in the country. Working and middle class families have seen costs soar, from property taxes to college tuition."
Recent stories featuring Barbara Buono
PolitiFact New Jersey looks back at some of the 19 gubernatorial campaign claims made by Gov. Chris Christie and Barbara Buono
We look back at how Newark's mayor has done on claims ranging from crime to health care.
The state senator from Middlesex County has had mixed results on claims about job gains, unemployment benefits and poverty
Statements vetted about approval ratings for President George H. W. Bush, the nation's poverty level