Buono awarded $229,879 in matching funds

Presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee Barbara Buono has been awarded $229,8789 in matching funds.

The latest award brings her total award from the state program to $1,347,821. To date, she has raised $869,393, bringing her total to just over $2.2 million.

The state matching funds program awards candidates $2 for every $1 raised.  With two weeks to go in the primary season, Buono has raised less than half the $2 million matching limit.

Her opponent, Republican Gov. Chris Christie, chose not to take matching funds in the primary and as of his last report had raised just under $6.2 million.

Buono awarded $229,879 in matching funds