ELEC Public Matching Funds: Murphy v. Ciattarelli

Phil Murphy and Jack Ciattarelli

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $1,475,149 in public
matching funds for the two major party candidates in the 2021 gubernatorial general election.

Approximately $13.6 million has been distributed to the two candidates since the general election began.
That is 65% of the $21 million in public funds available for the election. The election is November 2.

Disbursements of Public Funds to 2021 Gubernatorial General Election Candidates
Candidate Disbursements Percent Of Available Funds Party

Today Cumulative

Ciattarelli, Jack $ 744,616 $ 5,535,937 53 % Republican

Murphy, Phil $ 730,533 $ 8,151,011 78 % Democrat

Totals $1,475,149 $13,686,948 65 %

Under the Gubernatorial Public Financing program, which began in 1974, candidates who raise
$490,000 or more can qualify for public matching funds. General election candidates are eligible for up to $10.5 million in public funds. In exchange, other than a few exceptions, they must limit their total general election spending to $15.6 million.

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