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Alieta Eck
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 12
Elections and appointments
Next primaryJune 3, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Alieta Eck is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 12th Congressional District of New Jersey.[1]

Eck was also a 2013 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from New Jersey.[2][3] She was defeated by Steve Lonegan in the Republican primary on August 13, 2013.[4]


Campaign themes


Eck lists the following themes on her campaign website:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

  • Obamacare: "The Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare” is a massive federal intrusion into our health care system, which will limit consumer choice and erode the high quality of care that Americans are accustomed to receiving. Dr. Eck will fight every day to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a more sensible solution that leverages free market solutions to lower costs for everyone, protects choice in health care providers, and fosters innovation."
  • Job Growth & The Middle Class: "Taxes are too high and are climbing higher, and the tax code is growing increasingly complex, to the disadvantage of middle-class Americans and small businesses. The time is now for real tax reform, coupled with a reduction in government spending."
  • Financial Accountability: "Despite many members of Congress claiming to be serious about reducing spending levels, we are yet to see real cuts. We haven’t seen a balanced budget passed by Congress since 2001. Dr. Eck is not beholden to any special interests, and she will fight to reduce spending across the board. She favors passing a Balanced Budget Amendment and putting a permanent end to earmarks."
  • Education: "Washington, DC continues to put pressure on the public school systems, but the quality of education provided by America’s public schools continues to decline. Choice in schools and curriculum is paramount to fostering an innovative and effective education system, and each state needs more leeway in determining what is best for its children. The people closest to the children— parents, teachers, principals and towns— ought to have the greatest input in determining the best for our kids."
  • Overregulation: "As the budget deficits have grown, so too has the overregulation of industries in this country. Excessive regulation curbs the creation of new businesses, and often forces businesses to close or relocate jobs to other countries. Dr. Eck would see through the repeal of many burdensome regulations. She would also seek to end the practice of having unaccountable federal bureaucrats set many of these implementation rules for legislation, and return this duty to the elected officials of Congress."

—Alieta Eck, [5]



See also: New Jersey's 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

Eck is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New Jersey's 12th District. Eck is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Eck's opposition to Obamacare was a central tenant of her 2013 Senate run and will also be key issue in the 2014 House race. Eck's opponent, Rep. Rush Holt, is one of the most liberal members of congress, and while he voted in favor of Obamacare, he prefers the more expansive single-payer option.[6]


See also: United States Senate special election in New Jersey, 2013

Eck was seeking election to the United States Senate seat vacated by Frank Lautenberg, after his death on June 3, 2013. The Republican primary took place on August 13, 2013. Eck was defeated by Steve Lonegan in the primary.[4][2][3]

U.S. Senate, New Jersey Special Republican Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Lonegan 80.1% 103,280
Alieta Eck 19.9% 25,669
Total Votes 128,949
Source: Official Election Results from New Jersey Division of Elections[7]

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