Bonnie Somer

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Bonnie Somer
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 5
Bonnie Somer was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of New Jersey. She lost in the primary.


Campaign themes


Somer supported repealing Obamacare and increasing domestic energy production.[1]



See also: New Jersey's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Somer ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New Jersey's 5th District.[2] She lost to incumbent Scott Garrett in the June 5 Republican primary.[3]

While Somer was a long-shot for the Republican nod over incumbent Garrett, she said, "And if you want to just keep re-electing the same people to office and expect to get any changes, you’re wrong.[1][4]

New Jersey's 5th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Garrett Incumbent 87.2% 24,709
Michael Cino 7.4% 2,107
Bonnie Somer 5.3% 1,511
Total Votes 28,327

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