A map of how New Jerseyans are funding the major gubernatorial candidates shows clearly why Democratic Sen. Barbara Buono has been unable to compete with Gov. Chris Christie: The Republican is out-fundraising her virtually everywhere, including in traditional Democratic strongholds.
Using data through October 14 available from the NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission, NJ Spotlight calculated and mapped total contributions by ZIP code for both the primary and general gubernatorial campaigns for Christie, Buono and independent Diane Sare, the only other candidate for whom data was available.
The result is a strikingly “red” map for a “blue” state.
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