Chris Christie

Gov. Christie Raises $6.2 Million for Re-election

Sets a record


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has raised a record $6.2 million for his re-election effort as the Republican seeks a second term in November.

The amount collected through May 2 is almost as much as the $6.8 million Christie raised in the entire 2009 election cycle, according to campaign-finance data. The 50-year-old has already garnered more in contributions for the June primary than any other New Jersey candidate for governor who didn't fund his or her own campaign, the data show.

"Governor Christie's style of strong leadership continues to resonate and draw an unprecedented show of support for the governor's re-election from inside and outside of the state, and from across the donor spectrum," William Palatucci, chairman of the campaign, said in a statement.