It was once a hotly talked about topic between Governor Chris Christie and state Senator Barbara Buono (D-18). That topic being debates between the two major party candidates for governor. There were questions around if there would be debates and then there were questions of when would they take place. Over the course of a couple October nights, the two candidates would formally debate one another and make their case to voters that they should be voters' choice on November 5th.
Between the October 8th and October 15th debates, voters could see contrasting points of views and outlooks for how to govern the Garden State. The two candidates were asked a multitude of prepared questions and also were able to throw a few questions at one another. Especially in the second debate, one could see Buono knew her standing in the polls and the race and looked to draw Christie into any slip ups that could open the door for her.
If one was not able to see either debate, they are provided below.
Polls taken before and after the debates have shown little change. Buono's name is still not very well known and many aspects of the race continue to point towards Christie's advantage as Buono has not been able to take a platform like a debate to build steam going into Election Day.