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Christie’s Campaign: We’ve Raised $2.1 Million in 36 Days With No Events



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Gee, do you think Chris Christie wants to discourage any other Democrats from considering a challenge against him this year?

Governor Chris Christie’s campaign raised over $2.1 million since its launch on November 26, 2012. In just 36 days without a single event and in the midst of the holiday season, contributors donated an unprecedented amount to support the Governor’s re-election.

“Governor Christie’s campaign continues to gain momentum because New Jerseyans believe in his decisive leadership,” said campaign strategist Mike DuHaime. “This unprecedented financial support in such a short time demonstrates the overwhelming support from residents across the Garden State. Governor Christie has made tough choices to achieve real progress on meaningful reforms for all New Jerseyans. Whether it’s cutting taxes, improving education or pension and benefit reform, Governor Christie has fought for a middle-class reform agenda that protects taxpayers and reins in the cost of government.”

Last month Governor Christie received the endorsement of the 20,000-member Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) which backed Democrat Jon Corzine in the 2009 campaign.

Christie’s only declared rival, Democratic state senator Barbara Buono, happily announced yesterday she had raised “nearly $250,000.” So Christie begins the race with a mere 8-to-1 advantage in fundraising.


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