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Jack Ciattarelli. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe.)

Ciattarelli qualifies for general election matching funds

GOP candidate for governor has raised at least $490,000 since winning Republican primary last week

By David Wildstein, June 16 2021 9:16 am

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli has raised at least $490,000 for his bid to unseat Gov. Phil Murphy and has qualified to receive state matching funds for the general election as part of New Jersey’s gubernatorial public financing system.

“Our ability to raise well over a half-million dollars within the first week of our convincing primary victory sends a loud and clear message that Governor Murphy can be beat,” said Ciattarelli, who won the Republican nomination last week.  “He’s ‘One and Done in ’21’ this November.”

The state offers a $2-to-$1 match of contributions for Democratic, Republican and independent candidates who hit the $490,000 threshold.

Ciattarelli and Murphy can receive up to $10.5 million in public financing and both have a spending cap of $15.6 million for the general election.

That number doesn’t include spending by state party coordinated campaigns, independent expenditures, and other sources.

Ciattarelli received $4.6 million for the primary; Murphy took in $4.1. million.

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