News Room Archive • 2013

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Analytical and Topical Press Releases
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December 23‚ 2013 More than 400 press releases issued between 1983 and 2005 by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) are now available on the agency’s website.
December 6‚ 2013 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ represented by the Attorney General’s Office‚ filed a civil lawsuit yesterday1 in the Superior Court of New Jersey .

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December 5‚ 2013 An unprecedented explosion of independent special interest spending pushed the cost of the 2013 state elections to an all-time high‚ according to post-election reports filed with the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
October 31‚ 2013 With the Tuesday’s election looming large‚ independent spending already is more than twice its previous all-time high while key legislative swing districts are drawing millions of last-minute dollars from those groups as well as the two main parties‚ according to the latest reports filed with the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
October 25‚ 2013 Combined fundraising by the state’s 42 county party committees continues to be in a slump compared to four years ago‚ according to the latest reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
October 17‚ 2013 The so-called “Big Six” fundraising committees have raised nearly $7.2 million and spent $5.9 million so far this year‚ higher numbers than the past two statewide elections‚ according to new quarterly reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
October 15‚ 2013 29-Day 2013 General Election Financial Activity
September 18‚ 2013 The three gubernatorial debate sponsors selected by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) have submitted their official debate calendars.
August 29‚ 2013 The top 25 special interest groups in New Jersey spent a combined $251 million on campaign expenditures and lobbying between 1999 and 2012‚ according to a new analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.
July 25‚ 2013 County party committees stepped up their fundraising during the second quarter and boosted their reserves for the fall elections‚ according to the latest reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
July 18‚ 2013 Independent groups spent an estimated $1.8 million in the 2011 legislative elections‚ nearly 11 times the amount in the previous year where all 120 legislative seats were at stake‚ according to a new analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
July 17‚ 2013 The NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has agreed to a permanent injunction that permits unrestricted fundraising by a political committee that plans to make only independent campaign expenditures in the 2013 New Jersey legislative elections.
July 17‚ 2013 The so-called “Big Six” fundraising committees have amassed reserves of nearly $3.2 million for this fall’s legislative elections‚ slightly less than at the same point two years ago.
July 16‚ 2013 ELEC - 2013 Gubernatorial debate sponsor selection
July 2‚ 2013 Fueled by an early wave of independent spending‚ combined fundraising for state elections already has topped $50 million‚ according to the latest reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
June 17‚ 2013 On Tuesday June 18‚ current and former commissioners and staff members‚ as well as others who have been instrumental in the agency’s success‚ will gather to celebrate the agency’s 40th year.
May 31‚ 2013 With the June 4 primary looming‚ gubernatorial and legislative candidates‚ along with independent committees‚ so far have raised nearly $47 million and spent nearly $32 million‚ according to the latest reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.
May 28‚ 2013 ELEC is seeking sponsors for two general election debates for gubernatorial candidates and one lieutenant gubernatorial debate.
May 22‚ 2013 Ninety-four percent of all candidates seeking legislative seats in the June 4 primary have filed personal financial disclosure reports (PFDs)‚ according to an analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
May 13‚ 2013 Gubernatorial and legislative candidates have raised more than $30 million for the current election cycle.
April 24‚ 2013 County party committee fundraising has declined dramatically from 2009‚ the last time gubernatorial and legislative candidates both faced reelection.
April 17‚ 2013 The state’s “Big Six” political committees- the two major parties and four legislative leadership PACs- have socked away nearly $2.6 million so far with big elections looming this fall‚ according to an analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.
April 8‚ 2013 Public contractors reported making $7.6 million in political contributions in 2012‚ a 23 percent drop from the year before‚ according to Jeff Brindle‚ Executive Director of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.
March 7‚ 2013 A steep falloff in mass media spending in 2012 led to the lowest overall lobbying expenditures in New Jersey in five years‚ according to an analysis of annual lobbying reports released today by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
January 30‚ 2013 Jeff Brindle‚ Executive Director of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC)‚ announced today that the Commission is seeking sponsors for primary election debates for gubernatorial candidates.
January 25‚ 2013 County party committees raised $6.4 million and spent nearly $5.9 million in 2012‚ the lowest totals in at least a decade‚ according to the latest quarterly reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
January 22‚ 2013 Six candidates for governor have raised a combined $2.4 million and spent just $61‚009‚ according to the latest campaign finance reports on file with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.
January 17‚ 2013 With a governor’s race and legislative elections looming this year‚ the so-called “Big Six” committees of the two major parties already have set aside nearly $1.7 million for the high-stakes showdown.
January 14‚ 2013 Members of the public and others can now use the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission to view copies of agency minutes dating back to its creation in 1973‚ Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

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