Gov. Phil Murphy qualified for another $1,036,482 in matching funds under the state’s gubernatorial public financing program, the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission announced today.
This brings Murphy’s total matching funds to $3,929,574. His Republican opponent, former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, has received $1,850,751.
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.