New Jersey’s political parties continue to scuffle financially.
The big Democratic and Republican campaign committees, including the state parties and legislative leadership PACs, entered the summer with nearly 30 percent less cash on hand than at the same point before the gubernatorial and legislative elections four years ago.
And the 2013 pace was 13 percent less than four years before that.
People who can’t stand politics might say that’s good, but state Election Law Enforcement Commission director Jeff Brindle thinks even people who don’t like the system would miss the parties if they wither. He says the political money is still flowing, only it goes to less accountable independent groups.