Christie Reelection Campaign Raises $2.1 million in 36 days

Governor’s campaign not saying if they will accept taxpayer funding

Governor Christie’s reelection campaign announced today that they’ve raised $2.1 million since Christie announced he would seek a second term on November 26.

“Governor Christie’s campaign continues to gain momentum because New Jerseyans believe in his decisive leadership,” said campaign strategist Mike DuHaime. “This unprecedented financial support in such a short time demonstrates the overwhelming support from residents across the Garden State. Governor Christie has made tough choices to achieve real progress on meaningful reforms for all New Jerseyans. Whether it’s cutting taxes, improving education or pension and benefit reform, Governor Christie has fought for a middle-class reform agenda that protects taxpayers and reins in the cost of government.”

Yesterday, State Senator Barbara Buono, the only declared candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor, announced that she raised $250,000 since she declared he candidacy on December 11.  Buono said she intends to raise enough money to qualifiy for taxpayer matching funds for her campaign.

DuHaime told MMM that with the $2.1 million raised, Christie’s campaign has almost maxed out on what they could raise and accept matching funds.  He declined to say if the Governor would participate in the matching funds program. “Great question. No announcement today,” said DuHaime.

Christie did accept matching funds during his 2009 campaign against Governor Jon Corzine.



Posted: January 3rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, Barbara Buono, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Christie Reelection Campaign Raises $2.1 million in 36 days”

  1. Christie Exceeds Fundraising GoalThe Save Jersey Blog | The Save Jersey Blog said at 12:05 pm on January 3rd, 2013:

    […] told our pal Art over at MMM that Christie has yet to make a decision regarding whether to accept matching […]

  2. speedkillsu said at 12:44 pm on January 3rd, 2013:

    He’a a shocker of a story that’s not receiving any coverage ..A 19-year-old Red Bank resident joined two returning members Wednesday night to be sworn in as members of the Red Bank Regional Board of Education.

    Patrick Noble, who ran as the “socialist candidate” in November, took the oath for a three-year-term along with Michael N. Megill of Little Silver and Randy Mendelson of Shrewsbury…..http://patnoble2012.org/

  3. Everybody loves a winner said at 11:54 am on January 10th, 2013:

    So I’d expect nothing less. Let’s see if the largesse ends with the top of the ticket: will the incumbent R legislators also raise the funds they need, and will there be any help or hope for anyone trying to knock off an incumbent D legislator, anywhere? Probably NOT!