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That’s a lot of wasted money and quite a victory for Governor Chris Christie. The Democrats only picked up one seat out of 120 up for grabs in the state legislature. And that seat was really won in April when the new redistricting scheme was decided. So that enormous money advantage was all for nothing in the end.
New Jersey Democrats raised and spent more than twice as much as
Republicans for last month’s legislative elections, even with Governor
Chris Christie attracting record out-of-state donations for his party.
Democratic candidates collected $31.8 million, 70
percent of the total, and spent $27.8 million, according to a report
today from the Election Law Enforcement Commission. Republicans raised
$13.3 million and spent $10.5 million.