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Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli, left, and the Democratic incumbent, Gov. Phil Murphy. (Photos: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe.)

Murphy, Ciattarelli each get more than $1 million in matching funds

By David Wildstein, August 13 2021 4:12 pm

Both candidates for governor received more than $1 million matching funds under the state’s gubernatorial public financing program, the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission announced today.

Gov. Phil Murphy received $1,034,364 and the Republican nominee, former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, received $1,171,122.

This brings Murphy’s total matching funds to $4,963,938.  Ciattarelli, has received $3,021,873.

New Jersey offers a 2-1 match on most contributions of up to $4,900, after the first $156,000 raised.

Both candidates can receive up to $10.5 million but must agree to an expenditure limit of $15.6 million.

The Democratic governor has now qualified for 30% of the total he may receive before Election Day.

Murphy and Ciattarelli qualified for the full match in the primary election.

An independent candidate must raise $490,000 to qualify for matching funds.  So far, none of the three independents have done so.

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