The re-election team of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) hopes to raise $2 million by the end of the year, Politico reported Wednesday.
According to Politico, the lofty fundraising goal helps explain why Christie filed for re-election this year instead of waiting until 2013:
Part of the impetus for Christie to declare his reelection bid this year was to begin fundraising, supporters said. Still, $2 million is a tall order, given New Jersey’s strict pay-to-play laws and the state’s $3,800 cap on donations.
One email to prospective donors asks “founding members” of the Christie fundraising committee to agree to raise $50,000 from 12 donors before New Year’s Eve.