New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is leading state Sen. Barbara Buono by double-digits in polling in the run-up to next week’s election. He has out-raised her in campaign cash by a six-to-one margin.
But when it comes to household earnings, the lawmaker has the governor beat.
Buono, 60, and her husband Martin Gizzi, a neurologist in private practice, reported $537,660 in total income in 2012, according to tax returns made public by her campaign today. They paid total taxes of $145,758, according to the documents. Buono collects $49,000 as a state legislator.
On Friday, Christie and his wife Mary Pat reported earning a combined $478,977 in adjusted gross income. The income included $161,811 from Christie’s $175,000 gubernatorial salary, the balance going to an IRA. Mary Pat Christie is a managing director at New York-based Angelo, Gordon & Co.
Christie, a 51-year-old Republican former federal prosecutor, has reported raising $12.7 million for his re-election campaign, including more than $8.2 million in public matching funds to date, according to the state’s election Law Enforcement Commission. Buono has so far raised just under $2 million in private and matching funds.