Michael Cino

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Michael Cino
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 5
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Michael Cino was a 2012 Republican U.S. House candidate for New Jersey's 5th District.[1] He lost in the primary.[2]

Cino was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 39 of the New Jersey State Senate. Cino's candidacy was found invalid by the Secretary of State's office in late April.[3]

Cino runs Cino Oil Co.[4]


Campaign themes


Cino proposed increasing employment through giving federal money directly to small business that create jobs.[5]

Cino also supported repealing Obamacare and increasing domestic energy production.[4]



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

Cino ran for the U.S. House in 2012.[1] He was defeated by incumbent Scott Garrett in the Republican primary.[2]

Cino acknowledged that he was a long-shot for the Republican nod, but said, "The system of government we have, the incumbents have so many advantages -- money. I’m running against the big bank lobby."[4][6]

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


See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Cino ran in the 2011 election for New Jersey Senate District 39. He ran against Republican incumbent Gerald Cardinale in the primary on June 7, 2011. Democratic candidate Lorraine Waldes ran unopposed in the June 7 Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 8, 2011.[7]

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