June 20, 2012 •
NJ ELEC Votes To Raise Political Contribution Amounts
The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has voted unanimously to raise the inflation-adjusted limits and thresholds for political contributions beginning in 2013.
If accepted by the legislature, contributors would be able to give up to $3,800 per election to gubernatorial candidates. The contribution limits from single donors for non-gubernatorial candidates would increase from $2,600 to $3,000.
Additionally, political committee reporting thresholds for non-gubernatorial candidates and committees would increase, as would penalties for violations.
According to the press release from ELEC, gubernatorial candidates who qualify for public funding could spend a maximum of $5.6 million in primary elections and $12.2 million in general elections.
The commission has until December 15th to report to the legislature its final limits and threshold adjustments.
The ELEC 2013 Cost Index Report can be downloaded here.
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