White Papers

The Commission has produced a series of White Papers providing an overview of campaign financing and lobbying trends in New Jersey. These white papers contain summary information as well as analytical data going as far back as 1977. They range in topics that cover trends in legislative financing; lobbying activity; to financing local elections. Browse through the selections located on this page. White papers can also be obtained from the Commission by calling (609) 292-8700 or writing to ELEC‚ P.O. Box 185‚ Trenton‚ NJ 08625-0185.

Number 26: Legislative Elections 2013: Big Spending‚ Little Change Plus a History of Self-financing By Legislators and Others
Number 25: Top Local Elections in New Jersey – A Tale of Two Cities and More
Number 24: Independents' Day: Seeking Disclosure in a New Era of Unlimited Special Interest Spending.
Number 23: Legislative General Elections 2011 – Rise of the Independents
Number 22: Trends in Legislative Campaign Financing: Fundraising in the Era of Pay–to–Play Reform‚ Self–Funders and Recession • 1999–2009 3rd Volume.
Number 21: School Elections Campaign Financing: An Update. REVISED.
Number 20: Legislative General Elections 2007: An Analysis of Trends in State Senate and Assembly Elections.
Number 19: The 2005 Assembly Election: New Trends on the Horizon?
Number 18: Local Campaign Financing: An Analysis of Trends in Communities Large and Small
Number 17: Legislative Election 2003: The Rise of Party–Oriented Campaigning
Number 16: A Resurgent Party System: Repartyization Takes Hold
Number 15: School Board Campaign Financing
Number 14: Local Campaign Financing
Number 13: Trends in Legislative Campaign Financing: 1987–1997‚ 2nd Volume
Number 12: Repartyization: The Rebirth of County Organizations
Number 11: State Parties and Legislative Leadership Committees: An Analysis 1994–1995
Number 10: Nonconnected‚ Ideological PACs in the Garden State
Number 9: Legislative Candidates: How They Spend their Money
Number 8: Technology in The Future: Strengthening Disclosure
Number 7: Is There a PAC Plague in New Jersey?
Number 6: Autonomy and Jurisdiction
Number 5: Lobbying Reform
Number 4: Ideas for an Alternate Funding Source
Number 3: Legislative Public Financing
Number 2: Trends in Legislative Campaign Financing: 1977–1987
Number 1: Contribution Limits and Prohibited Contributions

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