Election Law Enforcement Commission
According to a preliminary report made public Thursday by the state Election Law Enforcement Commission, total spending was $124 million.
Challenger Barbara Buono, a Democrat, had reported raising “just under” $1.9 million, an amount that includes $1.1 million in matching funds.
James ran Newark for more than 20 years and was also a state senator before he was convicted in 2008 and sent to prison on charges of abusing his office by steering city-owned land to his one-time mistress.
Telephone and cable companies support the measure, which was fast-tracked through the Assembly and was on its way to the governor’s desk before hitting a roadblock.