ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Democrat Barbara Buono has conceded the New Jersey governor's race to incumbent Chris Christie.
Speaking about 40 minutes after polls closed Tuesday, Buono told her supporters she had called Christie to congratulate him.
Christie is seen as a possible 2016 presidential contender. He is ahead 62 percent to 36 percent with 18 percent of precincts reporting.
Buono told supporters that she had differences with Christie, but added, "when it comes down to it, we're just two parents who want to see the best for our children's future."
She thanked supporters and tweaked Democratic Party bosses, many of whom did not support her campaign.