The "Good News" candidate

                                                               The Chris Christie campaign for governor said today it has raised “more than $500,000″ and that it will file for matching funds with the Election Law Enforcement Commission tomorrow.

Some thought Christie would have trouble raising money, considering his image and past practices would prevent him from seeking cash the normal way, that is, promising jobs and contracts to donors.

Christie handled that thusly: He says the campaign will disclose the names of all contributors who contribute one dollar or more, even though ELEC requires disclosing only those who donate over $300.  The campaign also asks all donors to sign a donor card that includes a statement which says, “I have not been promised anything in return for this contribution other than a better New Jersey state government.”

As for the “good news,” the campaign boasts that it will announced a “good news” press release for the next 30 days.


About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

4 Responses to The "Good News" candidate

  1. Mark in Rockaway says:

    In related news, Governor Corzine found $500,000 in small change in his couch cushions.

    I fear that no matter how competent and attractive Christie may be, the Democratic machine will prevail.

  2. Ed Ramirez says:

    Mark, do you know how a pigmy eats an elephant? One bite at a time. Hang in there and never fear.

  3. Mark in Rockaway says:

    Ed, do you know what you find between elephant’s toes? Slow pygmies. Wow, I haven’t thought of that joke in YEARS.

    I appreciate your optimistic attitude but I’m concerned that Corzine has enough wind at his back to gain re-election no matter who is his opponent is. If he gets the bailout money from his federal friends in DC he can take credit for “fixing NJ’s financial crisis”. Incumbents are tough to unseat, especially wealthy ones.

  4. Ed Ramirez says:

    I am not a big poll guy but they are somewhat encouraging When the National Democrats completely screws things up which I believe that they are well on their way to doing It may be the perfect storm for Christie.

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