News Room Archive • 2010

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Analytical and Topical Press Releases
Date Subject
December 22‚ 2010
Revised
Spending on local school elections more than doubled during the past decade even as fundraising for other types of elections lagged or even declined‚ according to a new analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.
December 2‚ 2010 Candidates in three legislative districts that held special elections this November reported raising and spending $2.6 million.
November 17‚ 2010 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has announced its meeting schedule for 2011.
November 10‚ 2010 The official website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has been recognized as “Best Official New Jersey Web Site” by the Documents Association of New Jersey (DANJ).
October 27‚ 2010 Legislative candidates vying in three legislative districts with special elections this November have reported raising $2.1 million and spending $1.4 million.
October 21‚ 2010 County party committees together raised more than $4.4 million during the first nine months of 2010 and spent $4.3 million‚ according to quarterly reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC). Combined‚ they reported having about $2.6 million in the bank- about the same as three months ago.
October 19‚ 2010 The six top fundraising committees of the two major state parties jointly raised about $3.1 million during the first nine months of the year while spending a combined $2.9 million‚ according to the latest quarterly reports of the so-called “Big Six” committees.
October 7‚ 2010 In the three legislative districts holding special elections this November‚ candidates have reported raising $1.5 million and spending $806‚852.
September 9‚ 2010 Candidates for June runoff and May municipal elections jointly raised $16.9 million statewide and spent $14 million‚ according to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
September 1‚ 2010 Nearly $4 million in donations to municipal political party committees in 2009 now can be easily searched through the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC)‚ Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.
August 18‚ 2010 Special interest” political action committees (PACs) reported spending a record $35.3 million last year‚ according to a new analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
August 5‚ 2010 Members of the public‚ the media and others can now go online and conveniently view annual financial activity reports filed by lobbyists in 2010‚ Jeff Brindle‚ executive director of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC)‚ announced today.
July 23‚ 2010 County party committees collectively spent more than $2.3 million during the first six months of 2010 and have $2.6 million in the bank‚ according to reports filed this week with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.
July 20‚ 2010 The six top fundraising committees of the two major state parties collectively raised just under $2.2 million during the first six months of the year while spending a combined $1.6 million‚ their latest quarterly reports show.
May 5‚ 2010 Candidates participating in the May 11 municipal elections have raised more than $13 million and spent $9.5 million so far‚ with the Newark‚ Paterson and Bayonne races drawing the heaviest activity‚ Jeff Brindle‚ Executive Director of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ disclosed today.
May 4‚ 2010 Fundraising by county party committees representing both major parties continued to show a drop-off compared to four years ago though both are reporting larger reserves than they did after the first three months of 2006‚ according to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.
April 22‚ 2010 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ in a bi-partisan vote‚ has unanimously endorsed an overhaul of the State’s “pay-to-play” laws as part of seven priority recommendations for legislative action.
April 21‚ 2010 As the State’s two major parties gear up for a new election cycle‚ the three key Republican fundraising committees are showing an uptick compared to four years ago while their Democratic counterparts are down‚ according to the latest reports to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.
April 15‚ 2010 Total donations to candidates participating in the May 11 municipal election are 19 percent below fundraising totals at a similar point four years ago‚ Jeff Brindle‚ Executive Director of the NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ disclosed today.
April 6‚ 2010 Total reported donations from public contractors have fallen 29 percent since state law first required such reports four years ago under “pay-to-play” restrictions‚ Jeff Brindle‚ Executive Director of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC)‚ announced today.
April 1‚ 2010 For the first time‚ people can now perform instant lookups of donations to local school board elections through the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission website‚ Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.
March 10‚ 2010 While overall spending on lobbying remained relatively flat in 2009‚ benefits provided by lobbyists to state officials continued to decline sharply‚ Jeff Brindle‚ Executive Director of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC)‚ announced today.
February 9‚ 2010 More than $16.7 million in campaign donations received by local candidates in last fall’s general elections can now be easily searched on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission website.
January 22‚ 2010 Final fundraising reports for 2009 show that financial activity by county political party committees has dropped sharply over the past four years as the recession and pay-to-play laws have combined to put a double-whammy on donations across New Jersey.
January 21‚ 2010 As of the fourth and final quarter of 2009‚ the State parties and Legislative Leadership Committees have raised $12.4 million and spent $12.9 million‚ according to Jeff Brindle‚ Executive Director of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.
January 14‚ 2010 Revised date for reserving time to testify at the February 16‚ 2010 public hearing regarding proposed readoption with amendments of N.J.A.C. 19:25‚ and proposed new rule‚ N.J.A.C. 19:25-26.10.
January 5‚ 2010 Executive Director Jeffrey M. Brindle announced today that the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission is proposing readoption with amendments of N.J.A.C. 19:25‚ and proposed new rule‚ N.J.A.C. 19:25-26.10.

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