United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey, 2006

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The 2006 United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey were held on November 4, 2006 to determine who will represent the state of New Jersey in the United States House of Representatives. New Jersey has thirteen seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey, 2006[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 1,207,782 56.52% 7
Republican 903,176 42.27% 6
Libertarian 6,333 0.30% 0
Constitution 842 0.04% 0
Independents 18,707 0.88% 0
Totals 2,136,840 100.00% 13

District 1[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Rob Andrews won unopposed. This district covers Camden County.

New Jersey's 1st congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rob Andrews (incumbent) 140,110 100

District 2[edit]

Incumbent Republican Frank A. LoBiondo defeated Democrat Viola Thomas-Hughes. This district covers the southern part of the state.

NJ's 2nd congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank LoBiondo (incumbent) 109,040 62
Democratic Viola Thomas-Hughes 62,364 35

District 3[edit]

Incumbent Republican Jim Saxton defeated Democrat Rich Sexton. The district covers Burlington and Ocean counties.

NJ's 3rd congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Saxton (incumbent) 120,061 58
Democratic Rich Sexton 84,310 41

District 4[edit]

Incumbent Republican Chris Smith defeated Democrat Carol Gay. This district covers 4 counties in the central part of the state.

NJ's 4th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Smith (incumbent) 123,482 66
Democratic Carol Gay 62,389 33

District 5[edit]

Incumbent Republican Scott Garrett defeated Democrat Paul Aronsohn. This district covers the northern border of the state.

NJ's 5th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Garett (incumbent) 109,133 55
Democratic Paul Aronsohn 86,426 45

District 6[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Frank Pallone defeated Republican Leigh-Ann Bellew. This district covers mostly Monmouth and Middlesex counties.

NJ's 6th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Pallone Jr. (incumbent) 96,443 68
Republican Leigh-Ann Bellew 42,814 30

District 7[edit]

Incumbent Republican Mike Ferguson defeated Democrat Linda Stender, an Assemblywoman. This district covers 4 counties in the northern part of the state.

NJ7 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Ferguson 98,399 49.4% -7.5%
Democratic Linda Stender 95,454 48.0% +6.3%
Independent Thomas Abrams 3,176 1.6% +.8%
Libertarian Darren Young 2,046 1.0% N/A
Majority 2,945 1.5% -13.7%
Turnout 199,075
Republican hold Swing +6.9%

District 8[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Bill Pascrell defeated Republican Jose Sandoval. This district covers Essex and Possaic counties.

NJ's 8th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Pascrell (incumbent) 94,682 71
Republican Jose Sandoval 38,114 28

District 9[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Steve Rothman defeated Republican Vincent Micco. This district covers mostly Bergen county.

NJ's 9th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Rothman (incumbent) 100,301 71
Republican Vincent Micco 39,157 28

District 10[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Donald M. Payne won unopposed. This district covers a heavily urbanized area, which includes the city of Newark.

New Jersey's 10th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donald Payne (incumbent) ' 100

District 11[edit]

Incumbent Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen defeated Democrat Tom Wyka. This district covers mostly Morris county.

NJ's 11th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen (incumbent) 124,716 62
Democratic Tom Wyka 73,493 37

District 12[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Rush Holt defeated Republican Joseph Sinagra, Air Force veteran and businessman. This district covers 5 suburban counties in the central part of the state.

NJ's 12th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rush Holt (incumbent) 122,810 66
Republican Joe Sinagra 64,455 34

District 13[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Bob Menendez resigned to become a U.S. Senator. Albio Sires, the Speaker of the State Assembly, defeated John Guarini, a salesman. This heavily urbanized district covers 4 counties on the Jersey Shore.

NJ's 13th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Albio Sires (incumbent) 72,931 78
Republican John Guarini 18,205 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 Election Statistics". Clerk.house.gov. Retrieved 2016-04-02. 

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