LEGISLATION ADVANCES TO PROVIDE MATCHING FUNDS FOR SPECIAL GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION

Democrats in the legislature are trying to be prepared if Gov. Chris Christie leaves office early. A measure advanced on Monday that would provide matching funds to candidates running in a special gubernatorial election. Currently, the matching funds are only available during normal election years. If Gov. Chris Christie left early for a presidential run, it would trigger a special election in 2016, prior to the 2017 regular election. The bill would apply to a special primary and election.