TRENTON – The campaign of presumptive Democratic gubernatorial candidate Sen. Barbara Buono has received $103,626 in matching funds, the Election Law Enforcement Commission reported today.
According to the Buono campaign, this puts total public funding for the challenger at $787,923.38.
Jonathan Ducote, campaign manager, said in a release that “Today, ELEC announced that our campaign received more than $100,000 in additional matching funds.
“This is on top of the more than $1,000,000 our campaign has raised to date.
Buono has raised $515,000 in direct donations. The state has matched about $395,000 of it at the two to one rate.
“After three years, New Jerseyans are tired of Governor Christie’s failed fiscal policies that have led to the highest unemployment rate in the region and the most expensive property taxes in the nation,” Ducote said. “People across the state want new leadership in Trenton and believe Senator Buono will put New Jersey’s economy on the right track.”
Buono is in a campaign in which polls consistently place her far behind Gov. Chris Christie as he seeks re-election to a second term.
Christie has said he will forego matching funds for the primary.