Christie fundraiser: Campaign reached matching fund max

Filing campaign contributions with New Jersey’s Election Law Enforcement Commission is a thing of the past for Gov. Chris Christie.

At least, that’s the word from Christie’s re-election team as it relates to seeking public matching funds.

Christie fundraiser Bill Palatucci told PolitickerNJ Tuesday evening ELEC approved about $56,000 in campaign contributions earlier in the day. The approval would draw $112,000 in matching funds and max the campaign out of the $8.2 million in eligible matching funds.

ELEC reports set to be released in the coming days will show the Christie campaign has about $8 million cash on hand, he said.

The news comes about a week after ELEC announced Sen. Barbara Buono’s campaign was approved more than $405,000 in state matching funds, bringing her total amount received to $1,060,321.

If all of Buono’s matching fund submissions are fully approved, her war chest will be about $2 million.

Christie fundraiser: Campaign reached matching fund max