NJ Republicans outraising Democrats in early 2013

April 19, 2013

Anthony Campisi | April 17, 2013 | The Record

The six political committees tied to New Jersey’s main political parties raised nearly $1.5 million in the three months three months of 2013, according to a state Election Law Enforcement Commission report released Wednesday.

Combined, they spent just under $600,000 with legislative and a gubernatorial election looming in November.

Yet the six political committees have the smallest reserve entering into a gubernatorial election year since 2001, a fact that commission executive director Jeff Brindle attributes to tight contribution limits and a surge in spending by outside groups seeking to influence New Jersey elections.

The New Jersey Republican State Committee outraised its Democratic counterpart, bringing in nearly $400,000 compared with the more than $100,000 raised by its Democratic counterpart.

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