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Steve Sweeney reelection in N.J. may be most expensive state legislative campaign ever

December 1, 2017 GMT

By Staff

The race between New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney and a little-known candidate backed by the state’s largest teachers’ union was likely the most expensive state legislative election in U.S. history, a watchdog group found.

Total spending by the candidates and independent political groups reached an estimated $18.7 million in South Jersey’s Third Legislative District race, according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

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