By Darryl R. Isherwood | January 3rd, 2013 - 3:36pm
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Gov. Chris Christie is playing his campaign financing options close to the vest so far, declining through a campaign operative to answer whether he plans to accept matching funds in his bid for re-election.

Mike DuHaime, who will play a prominent role in the campaign, said the campaign is not making its plans public as of yet.

Christie announced today that he has raised $2.1 million for the June primary, the maximum amount of private funds allowed should he take the public match.  With the state match, Christie would have $5.6 million to spend in what will likley be an uncontested primary election.

Should he choose to accept matching primary funds, as many speculate he will, he is not bound by that decision for the general election, when the governor is expected to have as much as $40 million in contributions at his disposal.  Were he to accept matching funds for the general election he would be limited to about $12 million in campaign spending.

 

 

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"Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Hudson County Democrat, is balking. He claimed Tuesday that members of his caucus are divided over the measure and that his house is in no real rush – besides, even if enacted this year, the reforms would not take effect until 2017, he said. And with the growing belief that Christie could skip town to run for president, some Democrats are not eager to give him another talking point for his résumé. Christie’s plans to stump for Republican candidates in New Hampshire later Thursday only fuel that suspicion." - columnist Charles Stile

- The Bergen Record

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