Buono submits $41k for match

Presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee Barbara Buono submitted $41,884 for the public match yesterday.

The submission brings her total raised so far in this primary election to $738,000.  To date, she has been awarded $1.02 million in matched funds under the state program that gives her $2 for every $1 raised.

Buono has just over a month to reach the $2 million threshold to receive the maximum state match.

Her opponent, Republican Gov. Chris Christie chose not to accept matching funds in the primary.

"He’s obviously working very, very hard at it. I mean he’s traveling all over the country as chairman of the [Republican Governors Association] and I think at this point he has as good a chance or better than anybody else. His name is household word all across the country, and I think he would make a great president."
—former U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-3), on Gov. Chris Christie