Buono tells national women leaders she craves showdown with Christie

Moments ago at a restaurant in uptown Charlotte, state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18) told a group of national women leaders that she wants to take on Governor Chris Christie in 2013.

The senator received applause from a group that also heard from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

The Political Parity Unconventional Women  event, titled, “When women run, women win,” took place at the Kanvas Art Gallery.

Buono Chief of Staff Christina Zuk explained that Buono’s remarks did not constitute an announcement, but a statement of desire.

"I don't think what he's doing tonight, the method by which he's doing it helps to build a trustful relationship."
—Gov. Chris Christie reacting to President Barack Obama's speech on immigration reform.