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Public Campaign Financing in New Jersey--Governor: Weeding Out Big Money in the Garden State

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Publication Date: August 2008

Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Author(s): Jessica A. Levinson

Funder(s): JEHT Foundation

Funder(s): JEHT Foundation

Special Collection: CGS

Topic: Politics (Campaigns, lobbying, and pressure groups)

Keywords: Campaign finance reform

Type: Report

Coverage: New Jersey


This report examines the nation's first public campaign financing program for gubernatorial elections, and concludes that while the program functioned well for decades, it must now be reformed to account for new challenges such as independent expenditures, issue ads and high-spending opponents.