Independent Spending Explodes in NJ Legislative Elections

NJ ELEC Release:

With the Tuesday’s election looming large, independent spending already is more than twice its previous all-time high while key legislative swing districts are drawing millions of last-minute dollars from those groups as well as the two main parties, according to the latest reports filed with the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
“Independent special interest groups have spent more than $35.4 million already on gubernatorial and legislative elections plus another $2.3 million to promote or oppose public ballot questions,’’ said Jeff Brindle, ELEC’s Executive Director. “This mind-boggling total of nearly $38 million, unprecedented in state history, is more than twice the previous record $14.9 million spent independently on elections in 2009.”
“It’s a whole new world in New Jersey politics,’’ Brindle said.

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