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|U.S. House, New Jersey, District 5|
|Deputy mayor of Teaneck, NJ|
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was a 2012 Democratic
candidate who sought election to the U.S. House
to represent the 5th Congressional District
of New Jersey
. He lost to incumbent Scott Garrett
Gussen works in the insurance industry and is deputy mayor of Teaneck, NJ.
Gussen said he would like to see the capital gains tax raised for certain individuals. He also advocated changes to health care legislation.
- See also: New Jersey's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012
Gussen ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New Jersey's 5th District. He defeated Jason Castle and Diane Sare in the June 5 primary and faced Republican incumbent Scott Garrett in the November general election.
Gussen said he, unlike the other two Democratic challengers, has the advantage of six years of political experience in Teaneck's city government.
|New Jersey's 5th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
| Jason Castle
| Diane Sare
Breakdown of the source of Gussen's campaign funds before the 2012 election.
Gussen was defeated by Scott Garrett in 2012. During that election cycle, Gussen's campaign committee raised a total of $51,444 and spent $51,444.
|U.S. House of Representatives, New Jersey's 5th Congressional District, 2012 - Adam Gussen Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner
|Total Spent by Election Winner
|Top contributors to Adam Gussen's campaign committee|
|Township of Teaneck||$5,250
|New Millennium PAC||$5,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
- ↑ Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 New Jersey Spotlight, "Candidates: U.S. Congress Democrats District 5," May 30, 2012
- ↑ WYNC "Live! NJ Election Results," June 5, 2012
- ↑ New Jersey Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
- ↑ Open Secrets, "Adam Gussen 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 21, 2013