New Jersey's 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

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New Jersey's 12th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Bonnie Watson Coleman Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Rush D. Holt, Jr. Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[3]


New Jersey U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 12th Congressional District of New Jersey held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D) defeated Alieta Eck (R), Steven Welzer (G), Kenneth Cody ("Truth Vision Hope"), Allen Cannon (Democratic-Republican), Don Dezarn ("Legalize Marijuana Party") and Jack Freudenheim ("Start the Conversation") in the general election.
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.[4][5][6]

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).[7]

See also: New Jersey elections, 2014

Incumbent: Rush D. Holt, Jr. (D), who was first elected in 1998, announced that he would retire at the end of the 113th Congress.[8]

New Jersey's 12th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes portions of Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset counties and the capital city of Trenton.[9]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Election results

General election

U.S. House, New Jersey District 12 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBonnie Watson Coleman 61% 90,430
     Republican Alieta Eck 36.5% 54,168
     Green Steven Welzer 0.6% 890
     Truth Vision Hope Kenneth Cody 0.4% 567
     Democratic-Republican Allen Cannon 0.3% 450
     Legalize Marijuana Don Dezarn 0.9% 1,330
     Start the Conversation Jack Freudenheim 0.4% 531
Total Votes 148,366
Source: New Jersey Division of Elections

Primary election

U.S. House, New Jersey District 12 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBonnie Watson Coleman 43% 15,603
Linda Greenstein 27.8% 10,089
Upendra Chivukula 21.8% 7,890
Andrew Zwicker 7.4% 2,668
Total Votes 36,250
Source: New Jersey Division of Elections - Official Election Results

Polls

Democratic primary polls

Democratic primary candidates
Poll Andrew Zwicker Linda GreensteinUpendra ChivukulaBonnie Watson ColemanUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Monmouth University Poll (May 15-18, 2014)
6%25%11%24%34%+/-4.4504
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign contributions

Rush Holt Jr.

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Holt's reports before announcing that he would not seek re-election in 2014.[12]

Rush D. Holt, Jr. (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$769,057.96$130,738.08$(102,629.71)$797,166.33
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$797,166.33$241,605.63$(610,112.36)$428,659.60
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$428,659.60$-10,376.61$(111,263.97)$307,019.02
Year-End Quarterly[16]December 31, 2013$307,019$114,964$(91,608)$309,356
Running totals
$476,931.1$(915,614.04)

Bonnie Watson Coleman

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Coleman's reports.[17]

Bonnie Watson Coleman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$0.00$124,260.49$(20,281.33)$103,979.16
Running totals
$124,260.49$(20,281.33)

Alieta Eck

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Eck's reports.[19]

Alieta Eck (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[20]April 14, 2014$0.00$100,105.00$(2,946.52)$97,158.48
Running totals
$100,105$(2,946.52)

Upendra Chivukula

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Chivukula's reports.[21]

Upendra Chivukula (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[22]April 12, 2013$58,164.74$600.00$(4,067.73)$54,697.01
July Quarterly[23]July 7, 2013$54,697.01$0.00$(2,760.30)$51,936.71
October Quarterly[24]October 8, 2013$51,936.71$0.00$(2,445.93)$49,490.78
Year-End[25]January 23, 2014$49,490.78$0.00$(394.75)$49,096.03
April Quarterly[26]April 15, 2014$49,096.03$178,051.10$(42,657.10)$184,490.03
Running totals
$178,651.1$(52,325.81)

Linda Greenstein

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Greenstein's reports.[27]

Linda Greenstein (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[28]April 15, 2014$0.00$93,003.52$(5,666.23)$87,337.29
Running totals
$93,003.52$(5,666.23)

Andrew Zwicker

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Zwicker's reports.[29]

Andrew Zwicker (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[30]April 9, 2014$0.00$5,033.88$(1,119.52)$3,914.36
Running totals
$5,033.88$(1,119.52)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Rush D. Holt, Jr. (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Eric Beck, Kenneth Cody and Jack Freudenheim in the general election.

U.S. House, New Jersey District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRush D. Holt, Jr. Incumbent 69.2% 189,926
     Republican Eric Beck 29.5% 80,906
     Independent Kenneth Cody 0.5% 1,305
     Independent Jack Freudenheim 0.8% 2,261
Total Votes 274,398
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Rush D. Holt, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Scott Sipprelle (R) and Kenneth J. Cody (Truth Vision Hope) in the general election.[31]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 12 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRush D. Holt, Jr. incumbent 53% 108,214
     Republican Scott Sipprelle 45.9% 93,634
     Truth Vision Hope Kenneth J. Cody 1.1% 2,154
Total Votes 204,002

Media

Bonnie Watson Coleman


Bonnie Watson Coleman 2014 campaign ad[32]

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for August 8, 2014," accessed August 25, 2014
  2. FairVote's Monopoly Politics, "2014 House Projections," accessed August 25, 2014
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 25, 2014
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. New Jersey Department of State Website, "Voter Registration Information," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. New York Times, "Representative Rush Holt, of New Jersey, Will Not Seek Re-election," February 18, 2014
  9. New Jersey Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed September 25, 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 New Jersey Division of Elections, "General election candidates for U.S. House," accessed August 14, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 New Jersey Department of State, "Candidates for House of Representatives," accessed April 1, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Holt 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 23, 2013
  13. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  14. FEC, "July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  15. FEC, "October Quarterly," accessed October 25, 2013
  16. FEC, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Bonnie Watson Coleman Summary Report," accessed April 30, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Bonnie Watson Coleman April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Alieta Eck Summary Report," accessed April 30, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Alieta Eck April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Upendra Chivukula Summary Report," accessed April 30, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Upendra Chivukula April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Upendra Chivukula July Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Upendra Chivukula October Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Upendra Chivukula Year-End," accessed April 30, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Upendra Chivukula April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Linda Greenstein Summary Report," accessed April 30, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Linda Greenstein April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Andrew Zwicker Summary Reports," accessed April 30, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Andrew Zwicker April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. YouTube, "Bonnie Watson Coleman For Congress: Every Step Ad," accessed June 2, 2014