The New Jersey Republican Party has paid off the half-million dollars in debt it owed to creditors in the aftermath of the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal, according to a filing made public by state campaign-finance regulators on Tuesday.
A fund-raiser held by Donald Trump in May appeared to help considerably. The party’s filing with the state Election Law Enforcement Commission shows that seven individuals, companies, and PACs made $25,000 contributions last quarter – the price of a ticket to the May fund-raiser in Lawrenceville.
That accounts for $175,000 of the approximately $500,000 the state GOP paid off between April 1 and June 30.
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