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2014 U.S. House Elections in New Jersey

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in New Jersey took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected 12 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 12 congressional districts.
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 was October 14, 2014 (21 days before election).[4]

See also: New Jersey elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, Democrats and Republicans each held six of the 12 congressional seats from New Jersey.

Members of the U.S. House from New Jersey -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 6 6
     Republican Party 6 6
Total 12 12

Incumbents

Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the 12 congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Rob Andrews Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Frank LoBiondo Ends.png Republican 2
Jon Runyan Ends.png Republican 3
Chris Smith Ends.png Republican 4
Scott Garrett Ends.png Republican 5
Frank Pallone Electiondot.png Democratic 6
Leonard Lance Ends.png Republican 7
Albio Sires Electiondot.png Democratic 8
Bill Pascrell Electiondot.png Democratic 9
Donald Payne Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic 10
Rodney Frelinghuysen Ends.png Republican 11
Rush D. Holt, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic 12

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 12 seats up for election in 2014 in New Jersey. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the two candidates who received the most votes. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100 percent.

District Winner Margin of Victory Total Vote Top Opponent
District 1 Democratic Party Donald Norcross 18% 162,492 Garry Cobb
District 1 Special Election Democratic Party Donald Norcross 17.5% 149,938 Garry Cobb
District 2 Republican Party Frank LoBiondo 24.2% 177,148 Bill Hughes, Jr.
District 3 Republican Party Tom MacArthur 9.6% 186,103 Aimee Belgard
District 4 Republican Party Chris Smith 36.8% 174,849 Ruben Scolavino
District 5 Republican Party Scott Garrett 12.1% 188,921 Roy Cho
District 6 Democratic Party Frank Pallone 21% 120,457 Anthony Wilkinson
District 7 Republican Party Leonard Lance 20.5% 175,997 Janice Kovach
District 8 Democratic Party Albio Sires 58.3% 79,518 Jude Anthony Tiscornia
District 9 Democratic Party Bill Pascrell 38.4% 120,459 Dierdre Paul
District 10 Democratic Party Donald Payne, Jr. 72.8% 112,123 Yolanda Dentley
District 11 Republican Party Rodney Frelinghuysen 25.1% 174,932 Mark Dunec
District 12 Democratic Party Bonnie Watson Coleman 24.4% 148,366 Alieta Eck

Candidates

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1st Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

2nd Congressional District

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See also: New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

The 2nd Congressional District of New Jersey held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Frank LoBiondo (R) defeated Bill Hughes, Jr. (D), Gary Stein (I), Bayode Olabisi (I), Costantino Rozzo (American Labor Party) and Alexander Spano (Democratic-Republican).[8] LoBiondo defeated Mike Assad in the Republican primary on June 3, 2014, while Hughes defeated Dave Cole for the Democratic nomination.

New Jersey's 2nd was considered a battleground district in 2014. Although LoBiondo won re-election in 2012 by a safe 17.4 percent margin of victory, the 2012 presidential race went Democratic, with Barack Obama winning the district by an 8.1 percent margin of victory.

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


3rd Congressional District

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See also: New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

The 3rd Congressional District of New Jersey held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Tom MacArthur (R) defeated Aimee Belgard (D) and Frederick John LaVergne (Democratic-Republican) in the general election.[8] In the primary election on June 3, 2014, MacArthur defeated Steve Lonegan for the Republican nomination, while Belgard defeated Howard Kleinhendler and Bruce Todd for the Democratic nomination.

New Jersey's 3rd was considered a battleground district in 2014. Incumbent Jon Runyan (R) did not run for re-election, leaving an open seat. Moreover, although Runyan won re-election by an 8.9 percent margin of victory in 2012, the presidential election went Democratic, with President Barack Obama winning in the 3rd District by 4.6 percent.

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Disqualified


4th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

5th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

6th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file


7th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

8th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

9th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file


10th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

11th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

12th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


See also

References

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