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Barbara Buono steps up fundraising in New Jersey governor's race

TRENTON, N.J. - Democratic New Jersey state Senator Barbara Buono has stepped up fundraising in her run for governor, but she still lags far behind incumbent Chris Christie when it comes to getting donations and spending them.

Buono brought in $3 million and Christie just under $7 million through June 24, said the state Election Law Enforcement Commission.

Both campaigns spent nearly all they brought in.

Buono's coffers include money from a state matching program that gives her $2 for every $1 she raises privately.

The Republican Christie is forgoing the program and the campaign spending limits that come with it.

The report also finds that incumbent legislative candidates are raising more than $12 for every $1 their challengers bring in.


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