While Super-Pac money gobbled up the corner market on campaigns this presidential cycle, Gov. Chris Christie’s national effort has depended in part on donors from his home state, according to reports on file with the Federal Election Commission. But then so has the campaign of arch rival Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who’s competing for home state resources with fellow Floridian former Governor Jeb Bush.
2015 year end filings show that New Jersey donors contributed nearly $1.2 million to Christie’s coffers; followed by California (former California Governor Meg Whitman is his campaign finance chair) with $309,550; New York ($320,825); Pennsylvania ($169,525) and Florida ($147,103).
By comparison, year-end filings show Rubio hauling $2,010,410 out of his home state of Florida (compared to $1.2 million from Florida donors to Bush); followed by California ($1.7 million); New York ($1.3 million); and Texas ($912,000). Rubio got $300,701 from New Jersey.