Christie raising more in NJ's GOP primary

May 5, 2009 9:01:28 AM PDT
Gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie has opened a fundraising lead over his main rival in the New Jersey Republican primary campaign. Christie has brought in more than $1.8 million in contributions since he entered this year. Steve Lonegan has raised $934,000 for his campaign since last year.

But so far, spending has been about even between the two. On the Democratic side, incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine does not face serious primary competition.

But there are signs that his campaign has already ramped up. He has spent more than $960,000 on his re-election since January.

Corzine is not accepting public money and the former Wall Street executive will likely pay for most of the campaign himself.

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