The New Jersey Republican Party is asking the state’s campaign finance watchdog committee to investigate if spending by Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate for Governor, Senator Barbara Buono, violated the state’s election law. This is being reported by NJ.com, the website for the Newark Star Ledger on Jan 30, 2013.
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The Republican Party alleges that Buono used money from her state senate campaign to pay for her website, training and travel, as well as exceeding contribution limits before she officially filed as a candidate for governor. "The NJRSC asks that the Commission determine whether funds from Buono for Senate have been used to finance campaign related activities of Buono for Governor," attorney Mark Sheridan wrote to the state Election Law Enforcement Commission.
Buono’s spokesperson, David Turner denied the allegations stating that “this is a blatant attempt by New Jersey Republicans to distract from Governor Chris Christie's failed record on the economy, inability to reduce education costs and failure to bring down the highest property taxes in the country.”
Buono will be officially kicking off her campaign at a rally this Saturday.