New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Frank LoBiondo Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Safe R[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely R[3]


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd Congressional District of New Jersey will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District is a battleground district in 2014. The Cook Political Report and FairVote disagree in their predictions for this race. Cook's Partisan Voter Index (PVI) rates the district as D+1, or barely Democratic.[4] FairVote, on the other hand, rates the district as only 40.4% Democratic, leaning more toward the Republicans.[5] In 2012, the 2nd District voted for Republican incumbent Frank LoBiondo with a safe 17.4% margin of victory. On the other hand, the 2012 presidential race went Democratic, with Barack Obama winning the district by an 8.1% margin of victory.

Both Bill Hughes, Jr. (D) and Frank LoBiondo (R) faced challenges in the June 3 primary before they could move on to the general election. With LoBiondo having been in office since 1995 and having a considerable financial advantage, he easily defeated Mike Assad in the Republican primary. Bill Hughes, Jr. earned most of the endorsements from the Democratic establishment and raised significantly more money than his primary challenger, Dave Cole. He defeated Cole by a wide margin of victory. LoBiondo and Hughes will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 31, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: New Jersey is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[6][7][8]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 13, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 14, 2014 (21 days before election).[9]

See also: New Jersey elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Frank LoBiondo (R), who was first elected in 1994.

New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes the counties of Salem, Cumberland, Cape May and Atlantic and portions of Gloucester, Camden, Burlington and Ocean counties.[10]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Primary results

U.S. House, New Jersey District 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank LoBiondo Incumbent 82.4% 13,736
Mike Assad 17.6% 2,935
Total Votes 16,671
Source: 99% reporting, Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
U.S. House, New Jersey District 2 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Hughes, Jr. 81.6% 10,922
Dave Cole 18.4% 2,462
Total Votes 13,384
Source: 99% reporting, Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Endorsements

Frank LoBiondo

Frank LoBiondo has received the following endorsements:

  • Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie[15]
  • The Laborers’ International Union of North America[16]
  • The Republican Party county chairs from all 8 counties in New Jersey's 2nd District[17]
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce[18]
  • The New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council[19]
  • The New Jersey State Fraternal Order of Police[20]

Bill Hughes, Jr.

Bill Hughes, Jr. has received endorsements from the following groups. For a complete list of his endorsements, visit his website.[21]

  • Atlantic County Democrats[22][23]
  • Ocean County Democrats
  • Camden County Democrats
  • Burlington County Democrats
  • Cape May County Democrats
  • Cumberland County Democrats
  • Salem County Democrats
  • Gloucester County Democrats
  • New Jersey State Senator Stephen Sweeney[24]

Campaign contributions

Frank LoBiondo

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are LoBiondo's reports.[25]

Frank LoBiondo (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[26]April 15, 2013$690,690.40$150,471.68$(87,632.11)$753,529.97
July Quarterly[27]July 15, 2013$753,529.97$132,602.90$(78,708.28)$807,424.59
October Quarterly[28]October 11, 2013$807,424.59$101,855.90$(81,526.05)$827,754.44
Year-End Quarterly[29]December 31, 2013$827,754$439,205$(76,632)$1,159,461
April Quarterly[30]April 15, 2014$1,159,461.81$289,610.95$(172,142.39)$1,276,930.37
Running totals
$1,113,746.43$(496,640.83)

Mike Assad

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Assad's reports.[31]


Mike Assad (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[32]October 8, 2013$0$3,548.18$(3,112.17)$436.01
Year-End[33]January 31, 2014$436.01$3,631.37$(2,278.11)$1,789.27
April Quarterly[34]April 12, 2014$1,789.27$967.25$(2,361.82)$394.70
Running totals
$8,146.8$(7,752.1)

Bill Hughes, Jr.

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Hughes' reports.

Bill Hughes, Jr. (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[35]January 31, 2014$0.00$185,168.00$(15,153.03)$170,014.97
April Quarterly[36]April 14, 2014$170,014.97$190,515.67$(32,360.11)$328,170.53
Running totals
$375,683.67$(47,513.14)

Dave Cole

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Cole's reports.[37]

Dave Cole (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[38]April 15, 2014$0.00$19,210.70$(8,101.25)$11,109.45
Running totals
$19,210.7$(8,101.25)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Frank LoBiondo (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Cassandra Shober, John Ordille, Charles Lukens, Frank Faralli Jr. and David Bowen Sr. in the general election.

U.S. House, New Jersey District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Cassandra Shober 40.3% 116,462
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank LoBiondo Incumbent 57.7% 166,677
     Libertarian John Ordille 0.9% 2,699
     Independent David Bowen Sr. 0.3% 1,010
     Independent Charles Lukens 0.5% 1,329
     Independent Frank Faralli Jr. 0.3% 892
Total Votes 289,069
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Frank LoBiondo won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gary Stein (D), Peter F. Boyce (Constitution), Mark Lovett (marklovett.us) and Vitov Valdes-Munoz (American Labor) in the general election.[39]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank LoBiondo incumbent 65.5% 109,460
     Democratic Gary Stein 30.9% 51,690
     Constitution Peter F. Boyce 2.5% 4,120
     marklovett.us Mark Lovett 0.7% 1,123
     American Labor Vitov Valdes-Munoz 0.4% 727
Total Votes 167,120

See also

External links

References

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  2. FairVote's Monopoly Politics, "2014 House Projections," accessed August 25, 2014
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 25, 2014
  4. The Cook Political Report, "Partisan Voting Index, Districts of the 113th Congress," accessed May 24, 2014
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  6. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  7. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
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  16. LiUNA, "Laborers Give Early Endorsement to Frank LoBiondo," accessed April 15, 2014
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  21. Bill Hughes for Congress, "Endorsements," accessed May 26, 2014
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  23. Press of Atlantic City, "With Cape May County in his corner, congressional candidate Hughes now has backing of Democrats in all 2nd District counties," accessed April 10, 2014
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