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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"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

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