Christie To Accept Public Funds For Election
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will accept state public matching funds for his re-election bid.
A campaign official tells The Associated Press the Christie for Governor campaign will make an initial filing Tuesday with more than $4.1 million raised.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was not authorized to speak before the actual filing.
The 2-for-1 match will give the campaign more than $8 million, a sizeable advantage over Christie’s Democratic opponent, Sen. Barbara Buono.
Buono has made only one public filing since winning her party’s primary with $450,000.
The first $120,000 raised is not eligible for the public match.
The maximum amount that can be matched is $4.22 million.
Christie also tapped matching funds in 2009.
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