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N.J. Teachers Union Spent $11.3 Million Lobbying Last Year

New Jersey’s largest teachers union spent a record $11.3 million on lobbying last year, mostly on television and radio advertising criticizing Governor Chris Christie.

The $10.9 million in communications spending by the New Jersey Education Association, up from $6.6 million in 2010, was the most by any lobbyist in New Jersey last year, according to the state’s Election Law Enforcement Commission. Total lobbying jumped 11 percent to a high of $73 million, a fourth-straight annual increase.