State senate elections, 2013

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One state senate held general elections for state senators on November 5, 2013. This was in addition to the two state house chambers that held general elections in November.

A total of 40 (2.0%) of the country's 1,972 state senate seats were up for election in November 2013, and 180 (3.3%) of the country's 5,411 state house seats were up for election. Altogether, 220 (3.0%) of the country's 7,383 state legislative seats were up for election.

See also: State legislative elections, 2013 and State house elections, 2013

This page will detail the following:

  • Majority control before and after the election
  • Incumbents unopposed by a major party candidate
  • Primary challenges
  • Retiring incumbents

New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Heading into the November 5 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the New Jersey State Senate. The party lost no seats and remained the majority party after the 2013 election:


New Jersey State Senate
Party As of November 4, 2013 After the 2013 Election
     Democratic Party 24 24
     Republican Party 16 16
Total 40 40

Candidates unopposed by a major party

2013 Competitiveness Overview
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Primary competition (state comparison)
Incumbents with no challenges at all in 2013
Incumbents defeatedVictorious challengers
Primary competitiveness
Major party challengers (state comparison)
List of candidates with no competition
Open seats (state comparisons)
Long-serving senatorsLong-serving reps
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Comparisons Between Years
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There was just one candidate, incumbent Raymond Lesniak (D), without competition in the November 5 general election and who was thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November. In one district, the major party candidate was opposed by only a third party candidate.

Primary challenges
Seven incumbents faced competition in the June 4 primary. All seven incumbents defeated their primary challengers.

Retiring incumbents
One incumbent senator did not run for re-election, while 39 (97.5%) ran for re-election.

  • District 18: Barbara Buono (D) declined to run for re-election, choosing to run in New Jersey's 2013 gubernatorial election. Buono and her running mate, Milly Silva, were defeated by Governor Chris Christie and Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno in the general election.[1]


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