By Matt Friedman | April 7th, 2009 - 2:53pm
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Former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie filed $185,254 in new donations to his gubernatorial campaign with the Election Law Enforcement Commission today.  

If certified, that $185,254 will get Christie another $370,508 in matching funds from the state.  Including today’s filing and assuming it gets tripled, Christie has raised $3.66 million so far.  

Christie’s rival for the GOP nomination, Steve Lonegan, also filed today, with $137,135 in new submissions, which is approved will get him $274,270 more in matching funds.

GOP candidates David Brown, Richard Merkt and Brian Levine did not raise the $340,000 needed to qualify for matching funds.  Governor Corzine has said he will not take matching funds, and none of his Democratic primary opponents – Roger Bacon, Carl Bergmanson and Jeff Boss – qualified.

Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: September 15th

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Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities."

- Voltaire


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