PORTLANDIA: 3 Years After Losing to Christie, Fmr. N.J. Democrat Buono Resurfaces in Oregon Politics

Barbara Buono was the Democrat Party bosses’ sacrificial lamb in 2016, Save Jerseyans, after losing big time to Chris Christie in all but two counties.

But for the whole ‘she’s a closet commie’ thing? We’d almost have felt sorry for her.


Defeated and marginalized, she bolted to Oregon in 2015 after having surrendered her State Senate seat for the same-cycle Christie fight.


According to a Wednesday report in the Willamette Week, an alternative Portland-based newspaper, she’s getting back into politics at the local level. She’ll reportedly serve as “Senior Advisor” to the notorious granola-crunching, soy-sucking hipster mecca’s new mayor, Ted Wheeler….

[Insert more hippie jokes here]

She’s going to fit in just fine assuming, of course, she nails the city’s *official* anthem: