TRENTON – With Election Day 2011 receding in the rear-view mirror, the Election Law Enforcement Commission surveyed the financial mileposts today.
Data compiled by the ELEC showed more than $36 million was raised this year by the two major political parties and independent groups.
The Democrats outraised the Republicans by more than a 2-to-1 margin, raising $26.2 million to the Republicans’ estimated $10 million. All but one incumbent won in last Tuesday’s election.
Various independent groups raised more than $800,000.
The commission had processed more than 7,000 campaign finance reports between October and this month, much of which was viewable by the public quickly, ELEC Executive Director Jeff Brindle said Tuesday afternoon.
Also, the commission held a moment of silence for ELEC commissioner and Superior Court Judge Lawrence Weiss, who passed away on Sunday.
Weiss, a Westfield resident, served as a Superior Court judge from 1980 to 2002.