Barbara Buono is a state senator from New Jersey who is challenging Chris Christie for governor.  She's really awesome because she's a progressive who will actually try to fix New Jersey.

Among the laws she's sponsored are an anti-bullying bill[1], an education reform bill, and a bill for paid leave for families[2].  She is a consumer advocate, unlike Chris Christie, who is a rich people advocate.  [3]

In an extremely embarrassing moment for the entire state of New Jersey, Buono lost in a landslide, with only 38% of New Jerseyans being sane enough to vote for her.