New Jersey gubernatorial election, 2017

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New Jersey gubernatorial election, 2017

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Turnout 38.5%[1] (Decrease1.1%)

  Phil Murphy for Governor (33782680673) (cropped) (cropped).jpg Kim Guadagno 2011 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Phil Murphy Kim Guadagno
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Sheila Oliver Carlos Rendo
Popular vote 1,203,110 899,583
Percentage 56.0% 41.9%

NJ Governor Results Map.svg
Results by county


Governor before election

Chris Christie
Republican

Elected Governor

Phil Murphy
Democratic

The New Jersey gubernatorial election of 2017 was held on November 7, 2017. There were seven candidates.[2] Candidates for Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey run on the same ticket and thus are elected at the same time. Incumbent Republican Governor Chris Christie, who was re-elected to a second term in 2013,[3] was term-limited and could not run for a third consecutive term.

Primary elections took place on June 6, 2017. Kim Guadagno, Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey, won the Republican primary. Woodcliff Lake Mayor Carlos Rendo was her running mate. Phil Murphy, banker and former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, won the Democratic primary. Former State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver was his running mate. Seth Kaper-Dale ran as the Green Party candidate; his running mate was Lisa Durden. Pete Rohrman ran as the Libertarian Party candidate; his running mate was Karrese Laguerre. Matt Riccardi ran as the Constitution Party candidate. There were two other independent candidates on the ballot.

Polls closed at 8 pm EST. Murphy won the election, receiving 56.0% of the vote.[4]

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections took place on June 6, 2017.[5] New Jersey utilizes a semi-closed primary system, meaning that only registered party members may vote in primary elections. However, unaffiliated voters can change their party registration and vote in either party primary on the day of the election.[6][7]

The deadline to file petitions to qualify for primary elections was April 3, 2017. Eleven contenders submitted petitions which satisfied the minimum 1,000 signatures required.[8] On April 18, 2017, as is required by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, the candidates' financial disclosures, showing the sources of earned income (such as salaries) and unearned income (such as investments), were made public.[9]

Gubernatorial primary candidates utilized what is known as the "matching funds" program. Those who raised at least $430,000 qualified to receive two dollars in public money for every dollar they raised privately. State law mandates that any primary candidates who qualify for matching funds must participate in at least two primary debates. Candidates who choose not to seek matching funds but commit to raising and spending at least $430,000 can also participate.[10][11] As of May 8, 2017, in addition to contributions from New Jerseyeans, primary candidates had received donations from 10 other states.[12]

The first debates were held on May 9 and were hosted by Stockton University. The Republicans were the first to debate followed by the Democrats. The debates were live-streamed on Facebook, the university's website via Livestream and on News 12 New Jersey. The live stream was also simulcasted in Spanish.[13] The second Democratic debate was held on May 11 while the second Republican debate took place on May 18.[14] They were co-hosted by PBS Member network NJTV and NJ Spotlight.[15]

The Republican debates included two of the five candidates: Jack Ciattarelli and Kim Guadagno, who both qualified for matching funds.[10][16] Hirsh Singh filed a lawsuit to enter the debates, claiming to have raised over $900,000 despite missing a deadline to file. His challenge was rejected by the state courts.[17][18]

The Democratic debates included four of the six candidates: Jim Johnson, John Wisniewski (who both qualified for matching funds), Phil Murphy (who opted out of the matching funds program and spent enough to qualify for the debates), and Raymond Lesniak (who did not raise enough to qualify for matching funds but loaned his campaign enough money to qualify for the debates).[10][16]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

Declined[edit]

Fundraising[edit]

Primary campaign finance activity through June 23, 2017
Candidate Raised Spent Cash on Hand
Jack Ciattarelli $1,768,417 $1,731,962 $36,337
Kim Guadagno $3,540,927 $3,451,743 $89,184
Steven Rogers $27,522 $27,522 $0
Joseph Rudy Rullo $13,573 $9,809 $64
Hirsh Singh $1,021,387 $1,016,191 $5,196
Source: New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission[35]

Endorsements[edit]

Jack Ciattarelli
NJ State Legislators
County Freeholders
County Republican Party Organizations
Newspapers

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Jack
Ciattarelli
Kim
Guadagno
Steven
Rogers
Joseph
Rudy Rullo
Hirsh
Singh
Other Undecided
Stockton University May 16–23, 2017 389 ± 4.9% 18% 37% 4% 3% 3% 2% 31%
Stockton University April 26 – May 1, 2017 359 ? 19% 29% 4% 4% 2% 1% 41%
Quinnipiac University April 26 – May 1, 2017 331 ± 5.4% 12% 23% 5% 3% 1% 51%
Fairleigh Dickinson University March 22–26, 2017 216 ± 6.7% 5% 24% 1% 1% 0% 14%[n 1] 54%
Quinnipiac University March 9–13, 2017 315 ± 5.5% 3% 28% 2% 1% 19%[n 2] 42%
Fairleigh Dickinson University January 25–29, 2017 275 ± 5.9% 2% 18% 2% 0% 25%[n 3] 52%
  1. ^ Dana Wefer 2%, "Someone else" 12%
  2. ^ Joe Piscopo 18%, "Someone else" 1%
  3. ^ Joe Piscopo 12%, "Someone else" 13%

Results[edit]

Results by county:
  Guadagno
  Ciattarelli
Republican primary results[50][51]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kim Guadagno 113,846 46.70%
Republican Jack Ciattarelli 75,556 30.99%
Republican Hirsh Singh 23,728 9.73%
Republican Joseph R. Rullo 15,816 6.49%
Republican Steven Rogers 14,187 5.82%
Republican Write-In 638 0.27%
Total votes 243,771 100.00%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

  • Paul Binetti, LGBT activist and nightclub manager (did not submit petitions)[58][59][60]
  • Monica Brinson, pharmaceutical sales representative (did not submit petitions)[61][62][63]
  • Bob Hoatson, sexual abuse victims advocate and former Catholic priest[64][65][66]
  • Lisa McCormick, weekly newspaper publisher (did not submit petitions)[61][67][63]
  • Titus Pierce, businessman and Iraq War veteran (did not submit petitions)[61][68][63]

Declined[edit]

Fundraising[edit]

Primary campaign finance activity through June 23, 2017
Candidate Raised Spent Cash on Hand
Bill Brennan $20,847 $20,847 $0
Jim Johnson $3,256,514 $3,198,226 $58,288
Raymond Lesniak $791,368 $718,619 $64,990
Phil Murphy $21,995,248 $21,735,597 $262,951
John Wisniewski $2,142,139 $2,081,439 $60,795
Mark Zinna $33,498 $32,622 $877
Source: New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission[35]

Endorsements[edit]

Jim Johnson
U.S. Representatives
Mayors
Individuals
Raymond Lesniak
Individuals
Lisa McCormick (withdrew)
Individuals
John Wisniewski
Organizations
Individuals
Declined to endorse
Elected officials

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Bill
Brennan
Jim
Johnson
Raymond
Lesniak
Phil
Murphy
John
Wisniewski
Mark
Zinna
Other Undecided
Stockton University May 16–23, 2017 403 ± 4.9% 3% 10% 4% 34% 9% 1% 1% 33%
Stockton University April 26 – May 1, 2017 385 ? 2% 6% 5% 37% 8% 0% 41%
Quinnipiac University April 26 – May 1, 2017 519 ± 4.3% 3% 7% 4% 26% 5% 1% 1% 52%
NJLCV/The Mellman Group April 26–30, 2017 600 ± 4.0% 0% 4% 3% 37% 7% 0% 49%
Fairleigh Dickinson University March 22–26, 2017 386 ± 5% 2% 4% 3% 23% 4% 0% 10%[n 1] 53%
Quinnipiac University March 9–13, 2017 450 ± 4.6% 2% 4% 4% 23% 6% 57%
Fairleigh Dickinson University January 25–29, 2017 410 ± 4.8% 2% 7% 17% 6% 17% 50%
Lake Research Partners[n 2] November 17–21, 2016 400 ± 4.9% 8% 22% 10% 59%
  1. ^ Lisa McCormick 2%, Monica Brinson 1%, Bob Hoatson 1%, Titus Pierce 0%, "Someone else" 6%
  2. ^ Internal poll for the Jim Johnson campaign

Results[edit]

Results by county:
  Murphy
  Wisniewski
Democratic primary results[50][96]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phil Murphy 243,643 48.37%
Democratic Jim Johnson 110,250 21.89%
Democratic John Wisniewski 108,532 21.55%
Democratic Raymond J. Lesniak 24,318 4.83%
Democratic William Brennan 11,263 2.24%
Democratic Mark Zinna 5,213 1.03%
Democratic Write-In 463 0.09%
Total votes 503,682 100.00%

Third parties and independents[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

  • Karese Laguerre (Independent), dental hygienist (running for lieutenant governor on the Libertarian ticket)[104][101]
  • Jonathan Lancelot (Independent), computer technician[105]
  • Mike Price (Independent), businessman[106]

Declined[edit]

General election[edit]

Seven candidates were on the ballot in the November general election, the lowest number in a New Jersey gubernatorial contest since six ran in 1989.[108]

Candidates[edit]

Major[edit]

The following candidates have qualified to appear in the state-sponsored debates:[109]

Minor[edit]

The following third-party or independent candidates qualified for the ballot but did not raise enough money to qualify for state-sponsored debates:

Debates[edit]

Fundraising[edit]

General election campaign finance activity through November 24, 2017
Candidate Raised Spent Cash on Hand
Kim Guadagno $5,748,740 $5,616,120 $132,621
Phil Murphy $14,715,173 $14,517,279 $197,895
Pete Rohrman[n 1] $7,765 $6,142 $1,623
Seth Kaper-Dale $104,321 $114,221 –$2,701
Matt Riccardi N/A N/A N/A
Gina Genovese $52,146 $50,558 $0
Vincent Ross <$5,100 <$5,100 <$5,100
Source: New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission[115]
  1. ^ Campaign finance activity through October 24, 2017 only

Endorsements[edit]

Kim Guadagno
Federal politicians
State politicians
NJ state legislators
County Freeholders
Mayors
Individuals
Organizations
County Republican Party Organizations
Newspapers (general)
Phil Murphy
Federal politicians
State politicians
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
NJ state legislators
Mayors
Municipal Council members
Individuals
County Democratic Party organizations
Organizations
Newspapers (primary)
Newspapers (general)
Declined to endorse
Newspapers

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Kim
Guadagno (R)
Phil
Murphy (D)
Other Undecided
Change Research November 1–5, 2017 2,040 ± 2.8% 42% 58%
Quinnipiac University October 30 – November 5, 2017 662 ± 5.2% 41% 53% 5%
Rasmussen Reports October 31 – November 1, 2017 800 ± 4% 35% 50% 5% 10%
Gravis Marketing October 30 – November 1, 2017 611 ± 4% 32% 46% 7%[n 1] 15%
Monmouth University October 27–31, 2017 529 ± 4.3% 39% 53% 2% 7%
Emerson College October 26–28, 2017 540 ± 4.2% 31% 47% 8% 14%
Suffolk University/USA Today Network October 25–28, 2017 500 ± 4.4% 33% 49% 6%[n 2] 12%
Quinnipiac University October 19–24, 2017 1,049 ± 4.2% 37% 57% 1% 5%
Stockton University October 18–24, 2017 525 ± 4.3% 37% 51% 4% 7%
FOX News October 14–16, 2017 679 LV ± 3.5% 33% 47% 8% 11%
804 RV ± 3.5% 31% 46% 9% 13%
Fairleigh Dickinson University October 11–15, 2017 658 ± 4.5% 32% 47% 5% 13%
Stockton University October 4–12, 2017 585 ± 4.1% 33% 51% 7% 7%
Monmouth University September 28 – October 1, 2017 452 ± 4.6% 37% 51% 2% 9%
Emerson College September 28 – October 1, 2017 300 ± 5.6% 35% 46% 7%[n 3] 12%
Suffolk University/USA Today Network September 19–23, 2017 500 ± 4.4% 25% 44% 6%[n 4] 24%
FOX News September 17–19, 2017 804 ± 3.5% 29% 42% 9%[n 5] 19%
Quinnipiac University September 7–12, 2017 875 ± 4.5% 33% 58% 2% 7%
WNBC/Marist July 13–18, 2017 817 ± 3.4% 33% 54% 1% 12%
Monmouth University July 6–9, 2017 758 ± 3.6% 26% 53% 6% 14%
National Research Inc.[n 6] June 25–27, 2017 600 ± 4.0% 28% 42% 9% 21%
Quinnipiac University June 7–12, 2017 1,103 ± 3.8% 26% 55% 3% 14%
Quinnipiac University April 26 – May 1, 2017 1,209 ± 2.8% 25% 50% 1% 21%
Quinnipiac University March 9–13, 2017 1,098 ± 3% 25% 47% 1% 25%
Quinnipiac University January 26–30, 2017 1,240 ± 2.8% 29% 45% 1% 22%
  1. ^ Gina Genovese (I) 4%, Seth Kaper-Dale (G) 3%
  2. ^ Gina Genovese (I) 2%, Seth Kaper-Dale (G) 1%, Matt Riccardi (C) 1%, Pete Rohrman (L) 1%, Vincent Ross (I) 1%
  3. ^ Gina Genovese (I) 2%, "Someone else" 5%
  4. ^ Gina Genovese (I) 2%, Pete Rohrman (L) 2%, Seth Kaper-Dale (G) 1%, Vincent Ross (I) 1%, Matt Riccardi (C) <1%
  5. ^ Gina Genovese (I) 4%, Seth Kaper-Dale (G) 2%, Pete Rohrman (L) 1%, Other 2%
  6. ^ Internal poll for the Kim Guadagno campaign

Results[edit]

New Jersey gubernatorial election, 2017[226]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Phil Murphy 1,203,110 56.03% +17.84%
Republican Kim Guadagno 899,583 41.89% –18.41%
Reduce Property Taxes Gina Genovese 12,294 0.57% N/A
Libertarian Peter J. Rohrman 10,531 0.49% –0.08%
Green Seth Kaper-Dale 10,053 0.47% +0.08%
Constitution Matthew Riccardi 6,864 0.32% N/A
We The People Vincent Ross 4,980 0.23% N/A
Total votes 2,147,415 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

County Results[edit]

Results of the general election by municipality, darker colors indicate higher win percentage:
•Blue municipalities won by Murphy
•Red municipalities won by Guadagno
County Murphy % Murphy votes Guadagno % Guadagno votes Other % Other votes
Atlantic 55.1% 36,952 42.5% 28,456 2.4% 1,607
Bergen 56.7% 129,265 41.6% 94,904 1.6% 3,760
Burlington 56.5% 70,453 41.8% 52,191 1.7% 2,070
Camden 67.2% 81,268 30.7% 37,113 2.1% 2,534
Cape May 44.8% 13,566 53.2% 16,118 2.0% 600
Cumberland 55.3% 15,686 41.8% 11,876 2.9% 828
Essex 79.6% 129,470 18.8% 30,633 1.6% 2,598
Gloucester 55.2% 42,349 42.3% 32,448 2.5% 1,898
Hudson 80.5% 88,271 17.5% 19,236 2.0% 2,170
Hunterdon 39.0% 17,697 58.9% 26,708 2.1% 945
Mercer 64.9% 59,992 33.1% 30,645 2.0% 1,846
Middlesex 57.2% 100,847 40.3% 70,940 2.5% 4,418
Monmouth 43.0% 79,432 55.0% 101,525 1.9% 3,572
Morris 45.1% 65,507 53.1% 77,203 1.8% 2,617
Ocean 35.8% 56,582 62.1% 98,135 2.1% 3,279
Passaic 60.1% 57,415 38.0% 36,230 1.9% 1,810
Salem 45.3% 7,814 50.1% 8,629 4.6% 794
Somerset 49.8% 45,935 47.9% 44,231 2.3% 2,107
Sussex 36.3% 15,431 59.7% 25,401 4.0% 1,717
Union 65.2% 79,113 32.6% 39,552 2.2% 2,594
Warren 35.4% 10,065 61.2% 17,409 3.4% 958

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