Independent New Jersey Gubernatorial candidate Chris Daggett is taking heat for not having huge bank roll for staff salaries. Opponents of Daggett are seizing on an article on PolitickerNJ.com writer by Matt Friedman. The story starts, “…Daggett is stretching his limited campaign resources by not providing health insurance to his campaign staff, and by paying them not as employees but as independent contractors -- - a move that saves him some money because he does not have to pay a payroll tax.”
The Daggett campaign explains they have to pay people as contractors because of the massive fundrasing differences between Daggett and the major party candidates. Friedman writes, “Daggett has raised $1.1 million to Christie's $9.6 million and Corzine's $16.8 million.”
The article said the Daggett campaign had only $109,000 on hand.