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Singh Sues ELEC in an Effort to Gain Entry to Debate Participation

Hirsh Singh

By Insider NJ | April 26, 2017, 10:31 am

Republican gubernatorial candidate Hirsh Singh today said he filed a formal request with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) to allow him to participate in the 2017 Republican primary gubernatorial interactive debates.

Singh argued that although he has not accepted public funds for his campaign he nonetheless “has over $900,000 in campaign contributions on hand.”

“As I’ve said all along, our campaign has the resources we need to compete with the other candidates in the race, to get our message out, and to defeat Phil Murphy in November,” said Singh, who cited N.J.A.C. 19:25-1.4 as the basis for his legal argument demanding entry to the debate forum.

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Activist who filed GWB complaint against Christie raising campaign funds without legal paperwork

Bill Brennan

Dustin Racioppi , State House Bureau, @dracioppiPublished 6:59 p.m. ET Feb. 10, 2017 | Updated 10:42 a.m. ET Feb. 11, 2017

Bill Brennan, a declared candidate for governor who filed a complaint alleging Gov. Chris Christie committed a crime during the George Washington Bridge lane closures, has been raising money for his bid without having filed the necessary paperwork with the state, according to records.

Brennan appears to be one of at least two candidates in the race who are soliciting donations without the legal papers in place to do so.

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State Legislation Needed to Close Loopholes in New Jersey Pay-to-Play Laws


State Legislation Needed to Close Loopholes in Pay-to-Play Laws

Government purchasing agents from throughout the State gathered in Atlantic City last week for a conference sponsored by the Rutgers Center for Government Services. Jeff Brindle, PolitickerNJ Read more

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Is the Village Manager is really questioning spending 40K?


April 1st 2016

Ridgewood NJ, from the Take Back Ridgewood Facebook page , Your Village Manager is questioning spending 40K on an election (are we living in democracy?), while she was busy in spending 122K of OUR money to get construction documents for a design that was yet to be discussed with public?

They asked for change order of $120,000.00 because they had already spent the $295,000.00 on all of the plans for a design that was not finalized!! And we wonder why they won’t budge on the current plan. Do not blame us for wasting the taxpayers dollars!

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ELEC: Lobbying Expenditures in 2015 Second Highest EVER

New Jersey Democrats Move to Raise Taxes


Increased spending on issues such as education, public worker pensions, transportation, and hospitals drove lobbying expenditures in New Jersey in 2015 to $70 million, the second highest total ever, according to an analysis of annual lobbying reports released today by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC). Jeff Brindle, PolitickerNJ Read more

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Money Pours In but Voter Turn Out drops to 9 Decade Low in New Jersey

Vagianos & Ordway sign now in violation

New Jersey voter turnout reaches a new low

The percentage of registered New Jersey voters who cast a ballot in this year’s general election tumbled to the lowest level in more than nine decades. Associated Press Read more

ELEC: PAC Dollars Spurred Elections Spending to Over $30 Million

Independent special interest spending drove the cost of this year’s legislative general election above $30 million, according to this morning’s new 2015 elections analysis of disclosure reports by the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC). The spending, which still is considered preliminary, already has established a record high for a year with just Assembly members running. Politicker Staff, PolitickerNJ Read more

Where did the money go in N.J. Assembly races?

Independent committees spent more than $2 million in the three districts where Democrats picked up four seats in last month’s state Assembly election that awarded the party its largest majority in the lower chamber since 1979. Samantha Marcus, Read more

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Who raised the big bucks in the N.J. Assembly races


Who raised the big bucks in the N.J. Assembly races

Outside money flowed into New Jersey Assembly races at a record rate leading up toTuesday’s election. Samantha Marcus, Read more


General Majority, under the name Fund for Jobs Growth and Security, spent more than $8 million to help elect Democrats, according to ELEC.

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Secret Independent Influence on Elections at ‘Astounding’ Levels


Secret Independent Influence on Elections at ‘Astounding’ Levels

There is no better illustration of the dominant role in elections undertaken by independent groups in New Jersey than this year’s Assembly contest. Jeff Brindle, PolitickerNJ Read more

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ELEC Report Shows County Party Coffers Suffering at The Hands of PACs

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A preliminary report from New Jersey’s Election Law Enforcement Commission reveals that county party coffers during state elections have seen a continuing slump during this year’s elections. The release cites the growth of independent PAC spending, limitations on contributions from public contractors, and overall contribution limits that have not kept pace with the rate of inflation. JT Aregood, PolitickerNJ Read more

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N.J. attorneys accused of concealing political donations



Eight partners of a politically active New Jersey law firm are accused of illegally funneling about $8,000 in political contributions to state and local candidates and committees through the firm’s associate attorneys. Samantha Marcus, Read more