United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey, 2014
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All 12 New Jersey seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 6 6

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the 12 U.S. Representatives from the state of New Jersey, one from each of the state's 12 congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the elections of other federal and state offices, including an election to the U.S. Senate.

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District 1[edit]

The 1st district is based in South Jersey and includes most of Camden County along with parts of Burlington County and Gloucester County. Democrat Rob Andrews represented the district from 1990 until his resignation on February 18, 2014.[1] New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called for a special election on November 4 (concurrent with the general election) to fill the remaining months of Andrews' term.[2]

Democratic State Senator Donald Norcross is running to succeed Andrews.[3] The brother of businessman and political boss George Norcross, Donald is the "heavy favorite" to win the seat. Shortly after declaring his candidacy, he had been endorsed by every Democratic member of New Jersey's congressional delegation as well as New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, New Jersey General Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, Camden Mayor Dana Redd and former Governor Jim Florio.[4] Matthew Harris, who had been running against Andrews had announced that he would continue his campaign against Norcross, but quickly withdrew, citing the "cascade of endorsements" for Norcross.[5] Logan Township Mayor Frank Minor and Marine Corps veteran Frank Broomell are also running in the Democratic primary.[6][7]

Radio personality and former NFL linebacker Garry Cobb and perennial candidate Lee Lucas are running in the Republican primary.[8][9]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Withdrew[edit]
  • Matthew Harris[5]
Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Donald Norcross 18,400 72.09
Democratic Frank Broomell 3,848 15.08
Democratic Frank Minor 3,276 12.83
Turnout 25,524

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Note: None of the Republican candidates filed for the special election to fill Congressman Rob Andrews unexpired term.[11]

Results[edit]

Republican primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Garry Cobb 6,378 68.28
Republican Claire Gustafson 1,334 14.28
Republican Gerard McManus 863 9.24
Republican Lee Lucas 766 8.20
Turnout 9,341

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district is based in South Jersey and is the biggest Congressional District in the state. It includes all of Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem Counties and parts of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester,and Ocean counties. The seat is currently held by Republican Congressman Frank LoBiondo.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Frank LoBiondo 13,881 82.38
Republican Mike Assad 2,968 17.62
Turnout 16,849

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bill Hughes 11,074 81.70
Democratic David Cole 2,481 18.30
Turnout 13,555

District 3[edit]

The 3rd district is based in South Jersey and includes parts of Burlington and Ocean counties. Republican Jon Runyan, who has represented the district since 2011, is retiring, citing a desire to spend more time with his family.[17]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Withdrew[edit]
Declined[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Maurice
Hill
Steve
Lonegan
Tom
MacArthur
Undecided
Tarrance Group May 18–20, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 30% 43% 27%
Monmouth May 12–14, 2014 505 ± 4.4% 35% 46% 20%
National Research Inc.^ May 6–7, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 28% 37% 35%
Advantage Research March 10, 2014 300 ± 5.6% 11% 41% 2% 46%
  • ^ Internal poll for Tom MacArthur campaign

Results[edit]

Republican primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tom MacArthur 15,261 59.67
Republican Steve Lonegan 10,314 40.33
Turnout 25,575

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Withdrew[edit]
  • Jack Fanous, co-founder and Executive Director of the G.I. Go Fund[27]
Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Aimee Belgard 11,649 83.54
Democratic Howard Kleinhendler 1,623 11.64
Democratic Bruce Todd 673 4.83
Turnout 13,945

District 4[edit]

The fourth district is represented by Republican Congressman Chris Smith. Ruben Scolavino, a criminal defense attorney and a former candidate for Monmouth County Sheriff, has the Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean County Democratic committees endorsements.[9]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Chris Smith 14,786 100
Turnout 14,786

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Ruben Scolavino, criminal defense attorney and former candidate for Monmouth County Sheriff[9]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ruben Scolavino 8,108 100
Turnout 8,108

District 5[edit]

Republican incumbent Scott Garrett won reelection in the fifth district in the 2012 House of Representatives elections. Redistricting made the district more competitive for members of the Democratic Party.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Scott Garrett 15,411 100
Turnout 15,411

Democratic primary[edit]

Roy Cho, a Democrat who has worked for the governor's office and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, is running. He received an endorsement from Ghostface Killah.[28] State Senator Bob Gordon and Bergen County Freeholder Tracy Silna Zur are potential Democratic candidates.[29]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Roy Cho, attorney, former congressional aide, and former gubernatorial aide
  • Diane Sare, LaRouche movement activist, candidate for this seat in 2012, independent candidate for Governor in 2013[9]
Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Roy Cho 8,983 90.40
Democratic Diane Sare 954 9.60
Turnout 9,937

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Scott
Garrett (R)
Roy
Cho (D)
Undecided
Garin-Hart-Yang Research June 19–22, 2014 404 ± 5% 47% 34% 19%
  • ^ Internal poll for Roy Cho campaign

District 6[edit]

The sixth district is represented by Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone. It is considered a long-shot pick up opportunity for Republicans, but only if Pallone retires.[29] Old Bridge attorney Anthony Wilkinson is running in the Republican primary.[31]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Frank Pallone 11,321 100
Turnout 11,321

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Anthony Wilkinson, attorney[9]

Results[edit]

Republican primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Anthony Wilkinson 4,806 100
Turnout 4,806

District 7[edit]

The seventh district is held by Republican Congressman Leonard Lance. He faces a primary challenge in perennial challenger David Larsen.[32] Democrat Janice Kovach, the Mayor of Clinton, New Jersey, is also running.[33]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Leonard Lance 15,609 54.36
Republican David Larsen 13,105 45.64
Turnout 28,714

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Janice Kovach 8,485 100
Turnout 8,485

District 8[edit]

The eighth district is represented by Democratic Congressman Albio Sires.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Albio Sires 24,946 100
Turnout 24,946

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Jude-Anthony Tiscornia, attorney and State Assembly candidate in 2013[9]

Results[edit]

Republican primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jude-Anthony Tiscornia 1,951 100
Turnout 1,951

District 9[edit]

The ninth district is represented by Democratic Congressman Bill Pascrell.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bill Pascrell 12,333 100
Turnout 12,333

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Dierdre Paul, college professor and State Assembly candidate in 2013[34]
Withdrew[edit]
  • Michael Oren Epstein, attorney[35][36]

Results[edit]

Republican primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Dierdre Paul 4,161 100
Turnout 4,161

District 10[edit]

The tenth district is represented by Democratic Congressman Donald Payne. Curtis Alphonzo Vaughn III, Robert Louis Toussaint, and Aaron Fraser are also running the Democratic primary.[9] Yolanda Dentley is running in the Republican primary.[9]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Donald Payne 23,965 91.33
Democratic Robert Toussaint 1,259 4.80
Democratic Aaron Fraser 666 2.54
Democratic Curtis Vaughn 349 1.33
Turnout 26,239

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Yolanda Dentley, middle school vice principal[37]

Results[edit]

Republican primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Yolanda Dentley 1,443 100
Turnout 1,443

District 11[edit]

The 11th district is held by Republican Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen and Rick Van Glahn are running in the Republican primary.[9]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen 15,379 66.64
Republican Rick Van Glahn 7,700 33.36
Turnout 23,079

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mark Dunec 6,855 76.01
Democratic Brian Murphy 1,105 12.25
Democratic Lee Anne Brogowski 1,059 11.74
Turnout 9,019

District 12[edit]

The 12th district is based in Central Jersey and includes parts of Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties. The district is known for its research centers and educational institutions such as Princeton University, Institute for Advanced Study, Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Democrat Rush D. Holt, Jr., who has represented the district since 1999, is retiring.[40]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Declined[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Upendra J.
Chivukula
Linda R.
Greenstein
Bonnie
Watson Coleman
Andrew
Zwicker
Other Undecided
Monmouth University May 15–18, 2014 504 ± 4.4% 11% 25% 24% 6% 34%
Garin-Hart-Yang* March 25–27, 2014 400 ± 5% 7% 28% 27% 38%
Global Strategy Group^ February 28–March 3, 2014 401 ± 4.9% 7% 30% 20% 43%
  • * Internal poll for Bonnie Watson Coleman campaign
  • ^ Internal poll for Linda Greenstein campaign

Results[edit]

Democratic primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bonnie Watson Coleman 15,413 42.91
Democratic Linda Greenstein 10,031 27.93
Democratic Upendra Chivukula 7,824 21.78
Democratic Andrew Zwicker 2,648 7.37
Turnout 35,916

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary election results[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Alieta Eck 6,570 100
Turnout 6,570

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "N.J. Democrat Rob Andrews to resign from Congress". The Washington Post. February 4, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "State of New Jersey - Writ of Election". February 28, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "'Our best days are ahead," says CD1 candidate Norcross". Politicker NJ. February 4, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Rob Andrews to leave Congress". philly.com. February 4, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "The Auditor: Why a Democrat won't challenge Norcross, and more". NJ.com. February 9, 2014. Retrieved February 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Caffrey, Michelle (March 27, 2014). "Logan Township Mayor Frank Minor kicks off congressional campaign". South Jersey Times. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Frank Broomell for Congress]
  8. ^ a b Staff (February 6, 2014). "Former Eagle Garry Cobb to run as Republican for Rob Andrews' Congress seat". South Jersey Times. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Unofficial List - Candidates for House of Representatives - For Primary Election 6/3/2014". New Jersey Department of State - Division of Elections. March 28, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x NJ Division of Elections
  11. ^ a b c "Certification of Primary Candidates". 
  12. ^ Chris Christie goes 'all in' with endorsement of South Jersey Rep. LoBiondo | NJ.com
  13. ^ LoBiondo faced with primary challenger | Politicker NJ
  14. ^ a b Cole to enter House race, set up Dem primary in South Jersey
  15. ^ a b Runyan Retirement Sparks Rare Open N.J. Seat : Roll Call Politics
  16. ^ Van Drew won't run for Congress, setting up contest between LoBiondo, Hughes - pressofAtlanticCity.com: Politics
  17. ^ a b Alex Isenstadt (November 6, 2013). "N.J. Rep. Jon Runyan won’t run in 2014". Politico. 
  18. ^ a b "Lonegan says he'll run for Congress in South Jersey". NJ.com. October 16, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Regional PAC Backs MacArthur". Save Jersey. February 6, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Toms River Councilman Hoping to Replace Runyan in Congress". Lacey Patch. November 26, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "CD3 Primary: Ocean County Republicans award the line to MacArthur". Politicker NJ. March 19, 2014. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Ocean County Republicans preparing for a CD 3 'floor fight'". Politicker NJ. March 3, 2014. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Two opt out of N.J. congressional races". philly.com. January 29, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  24. ^ Christie administration official among Republicans mulling CD 3 run, sources say | Politicker NJ
  25. ^ a b c "Burlington County Freeholder Announces Plans To Run For Congress". NJToday.net. November 7, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  26. ^ Kleinhendler launches CD 3 campaign | Politicker NJ
  27. ^ "Jack Fanous Ends Campaign for Congress and Endorses Aimee Belgard". 
  28. ^ "Rapper Ghostface Killah endorses GOP Rep. Garrett's Democratic opponent". TheHill. June 19, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  29. ^ a b c Livingston, Abby (November 8, 2013). "Runyan Retirement Sparks Rare Open N.J. Seat". Roll Call. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  30. ^ Pizarro, Max (December 18, 2013). "Gordon won't run against CD5's Garrett in 2014". PolitickerNJ. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  31. ^ Pizarro, Max (March 17, 2014). "Wilkinson steps up to run against Pallone". PolitickerNJ. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  32. ^ a b CD7 Update: Larsen running again against Lance | Politicker NJ
  33. ^ a b Renée Kiriluk-Hill (January 28, 2014). "Democrat Janice Kovach announces run for NJ congressional seat held by Leonard Lance". NJ.com. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  34. ^ Rooney, Matt (March 24, 2014). "Sources: Paul to Challenge Pascrell". Save Jersey. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  35. ^ http://www.politickernj.com/71974/englewood-attorney-wants-take-pascrell Englewood attorney wants to take on Pascrell
  36. ^ "Bergen Republicans: No One Willing To Run Against Bill Pascrell Jr. in CD9". Bergen Dispatch. March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  37. ^ a b c d e Rinde, Meir (May 29, 2014). "Democratic Trailblazer's Son Seeks Second Term in 10th Congressional District". Bergen Dispatch. Retrieved May 29, 2014. 
  38. ^ "Denville man announces he is running for Congress". Daily Record. March 11, 2014. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  39. ^ Hoffman, Gil (June 12, 2013). "Candidate wants to be ‘next Joe Lieberman’". New Jersey Jewish News. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  40. ^ Zernike, Kate (18 February 2014). "Representative Rush Holt, of New Jersey, Will Not Seek Re-election". New York Times. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  41. ^ Chivukula all in on CD 12 | Politicker NJ
  42. ^ The race for Rush Holt's Seat: Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula declares candidacy | NJ.com
  43. ^ "State Sen. Linda Greenstein will seek Congressional seat". NJ.com. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  44. ^ a b Watson Coleman makes it official: She'll enter race for 12th District congressional seat | NJ.com
  45. ^ "Mercer Democrats back Watson Coleman for Congress". PolitickerNJ. March 26, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  46. ^ LD 14 assemblymen backing Greenstein for Congress | Politicker NJ
  47. ^ a b c "New Jersey Democrats Mull Future of Rush Holt Seat". Roll Call. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  48. ^ Covello drops out of CD12 race and backs Watson Coleman | Politicker NJ
  49. ^ DeAngelo running for Greenstein's senate seat | Politicker NJ
  50. ^ Bonnie Watson Coleman and Linda Greenstein pick up labor endorsements in race to replace Rush Holt | NJ.com
  51. ^ Hughes bows out of the Congressional race | Politicker NJ
  52. ^ "Holt announces he's leaving Congress, at least 9 people seek CD 12 seat". Politicker NJ. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  53. ^ MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Could Sanford’s Victory Lead To A McGreevey Comeback?
  54. ^ CD12 Democratic Party Deluge | Politicker NJ
  55. ^ a b Poll: Who should replace Rush Holt in Congress? | NJ.com
  56. ^ Treasurer Looking at CD12? | The Save Jersey Blog

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