New Jersey's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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New Jersey's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Scott Garrett Republican Party
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The 5th Congressional District of New Jersey will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives 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.[1][2][3]

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).[4]

See also: New Jersey elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Scott Garrett (R), who was first elected in 2002.

New Jersey's 5th Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes much of the northern portions of Warren, Sussex, Passaic and Bergen counties.[5]

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 5 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRoy Cho 90% 8,424
Diane Sare 10% 932
Total Votes 9,356
Source: 97% reporting, Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Polls

General election polls

Scott Garrett vs. Roy Cho
Poll Scott Garrett Roy ChoUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Garin Hart Yang Research Group (June 19 and 22, 2014)
47%34%19%+/-5404
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Key votes

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Nay3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans voted with Democrats against the lawsuit. Garrett joined with four other Republicans voting against the lawsuit.[8] All Democrats voted against the resolution.[9][10]

Campaign contributions

Scott Garrett

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Garrett's reports.[11]

Scott Garrett (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2013$2,148,218.03$168,234.67$(86,762.75)$2,229,689.95
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$2,229,689.95$370,425.36$(82,322.84)$2,517,792.47
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2013$2,517,792.47$255,627.64$(82,214.18)$2,691,205.93
Year-End Quarterly[15]December 31, 2013$2,691,205$174,578$(64,859)$2,790,755
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2014$2,790,755.39$215,663.01$(98,173.62)$2,908,244.78
Running totals
$1,184,528.68$(414,332.39)

Roy Cho

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Cho's reports.[17]

Roy Cho (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[18]July 15, 2013$0.00$80,804.00$(13,411.99)$67,392.01
October Quarterly[19]October 15, 2013$67,392.01$47,540.00$(35,792.03)$79,139.98
Year-End[20]January 13, 2014$79,139.98$90,646.84$(35,809.31)$133,977.51
April Quarterly[21]April 16, 2014$133,977.51$252,349.11$(54,444.00)$331,882.62
Running totals
$471,339.95$(139,457.33)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Scott Garrett (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Adam Gussen and Patricia Alessandrini in the general election.

U.S. House, New Jersey District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Adam Gussen 42.7% 130,100
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Garrett Incumbent 55% 167,501
     Green Patricia Alessandrini 2.2% 6,770
Total Votes 304,371
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Scott Garrett won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tod Theise (D), Ed Fanning (Green), Mark D. Quick (For Americans) and James Douglas Radigan (Be Determined) in the general election.[22]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Garrett incumbent 64.9% 124,030
     Democratic Tod Theise 32.8% 62,634
     Green Ed Fanning 1.2% 2,347
     For Americans Mark D. Quick 0.9% 1,646
     Be Determined James Douglas Radigan 0.2% 336
Total Votes 190,993

See also

External links

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. New Jersey Department of State Website, "Voter Registration Information," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. New Jersey Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  6. New Jersey Division of Elections, "General election candidates for U.S. House," accessed August 14, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 New Jersey Department of State, "Candidates for House of Representatives," accessed April 1, 2014
  8. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  9. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  10. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Garrett 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 23, 2013
  12. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  13. FEC, "July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  14. FEC, "October Quarterly," accessed October 25, 2013
  15. FEC, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  16. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Roy Cho Summary Report," accessed April 30, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Roy Cho July Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Roy Cho October Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Roy Cho Year-End," accessed April 30, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Roy Cho April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013