New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Jon Runyan Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Lean R[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Lean R[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Lean R[3]


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

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The 3rd Congressional District of New Jersey will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
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New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District is a battleground district in 2014. Both The Cook Political Report and FairVote rate the district as closely matched between Democratic and Republican voters. Cook rates the district as leaning Republican in 2014, which means that Republicans may have a slight advantage.[4] FairVote rates the district as a toss up.[5] In 2012, although New Jersey's 3rd District voted for Republican incumbent Jon Runyan with an 8.9 percent margin of victory, the district also voted for Democratic President Barack Obama with a margin of victory of 4.6 percent. Another factor that makes this race difficult to predict is that Runyan is not seeking re-election, so no candidate will have the advantage of being an incumbent.

In the Democratic primary, Aimee Belgard raised the most money and garnered the most support from Democratic officials. In the Republican primary between Tom MacArthur and Steve Lonegan, MacArthur gained most of the endorsements from the Republican establishment, while Lonegan received support primarily from tea party groups. MacArthur maintained a lead in spending and polls, but the race became increasingly brutal as Lonegan and MacArthur attacked one another. Consequently, MacArthur sued the Lonegan campaign for defamation. In the June 3 primary, MacArthur secured the Republican nomination and Belgard won the Democratic nomination.

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.[6][7][8]

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).[9]

See also: New Jersey elections, 2014

Incumbent: Incumbent Jon Runyan (R), who was first elected in 2010, is not running for re-election in 2014.[10]

New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District is located in the south-central portion of the state and includes most of Burlington County and portions of Ocean County.[11]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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Primary results

U.S. House, New Jersey District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom MacArthur 59.9% 15,908
Steve Lonegan 40.1% 10,643
Total Votes 26,551
Source: New Jersey Division of Elections - Official Election Results
U.S. House, New Jersey District 3 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAimee Belgard 83.8% 12,425
Howard Kleinhendler 11.5% 1,705
Bruce Todd 4.7% 700
Total Votes 14,830
Source: New Jersey Division of Elections - Official Election Results

Race background

DCCC involvement

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), a national Democratic political organization, actively campaigned against both Steve Lonegan and Tom MacArthur. The committee made automated calls throughout New Jersey's 3rd District in order to tell voters that the two Republican candidates wanted to give tax breaks to the wealthy and increase the tax burden on middle-class citizens.[19]

Patriot Majority USA

Patriot Majority USA, a Democratic political organization, spent over $110,000 advertising against Republican candidates Tom MacArthur and Steve Lonegan. Although they attacked both candidates, their ads seemed to be targeting MacArthur over Lonegan, presumably because they viewed MacArthur as the stronger candidate and the one more likely to be a threat in the general election to the favored Democratic candidate, Aimee Belgard. The organization's attacks against MacArthur were certainly designed to turn off Republican voters, stating, "Tom MacArthur has never met a tax he didn’t like."[20] The attack ads against Lonegan, on the other hand, may not have been viewed as attacks at all in conservative circles, stating that Lonegan would "recklessly cut vital government programs" and "criminalize abortion."[20] Also of interest to many Republicans was the fact that Patriot Majority USA had been running many of their television advertisements on smaller networks, with only $22,000 out of $43,000 being spent on the district's major cable networks.[21]

Controversy

Lawsuit

The Republican primary between Tom MacArthur and Steve Lonegan became one of the most brutal battles of the 2014 election season. In his campaign, Lonegan attacked MacArthur's insurance company, York Risk Services Group, for underpaying or denying payment to wildfire victims in California. The claimants had sued MacArthur's insurance company.[22] Chris Russell of the MacArthur campaign responded, “They’ve come up with three claims out of a million. There are lawsuits in the insurance industry. Those claims were dismissed, and they were all settled after Tom left the company."[23] In response to Lonegan's negative advertising, MacArthur sued the Lonegan campaign for defamation, to which Lonegan responded by stating in a press release, "“It's this kind of bullying and strong-arming of people that's downright despicable and has no place in this race."[22] Lonegan also released another campaign ad, entitled "Wildfire," in which another alleged victim of the insurance company criticized MacArthur. MacArthur's lawsuit included Lonegan and six members of his staff, one of which was a single mother named Liz Curtis. In a press conference, Lonegan attacked MacArthur further, saying, "I ran against Cory Booker, and I respect him. He’s an Obama liberal and doesn’t hide from that. But I don’t trust Tom MacArthur. I don’t trust anyone who would sue a single mother. You don’t do that."[23]

Endorsements

Aimee Belgard

Aimee Belgard has been endorsed by the following groups. Please see her campaign website for other endorsements.[24]

Steve Lonegan

Steve Lonegan received the following endorsements:

  • Ron Paul[26]
  • The Tea Party Express[27]
  • Mark Levin[28]
  • The Conservative Campaign Committee[28]
  • Tea Party Patriots of Southern New Jersey[28]
  • Medford Mayor Chris Buoni[28]
  • NJ Tea Party Caucus[28]
  • West Jersey Tea Party[28]
  • TEA Party Advocacy Tracking Hub (TPATH)[28]
  • Team NJ[28]
  • Jersey Shore Tea Party/Ocean County Citizens for Freedom[28]
  • Gun Owners of America[29]

Tom MacArthur

Tom MacArthur has received the following endorsements. See MacArthur's website for a list of elected officials who have endorsed him.[30]

  • Ocean County Republican Party[31]
  • Burlington County Republican Screening Committee[32]
  • Cinnaminson Mayor Anthony Minniti, Deputy Mayor John McCarthy and committee members Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Donald Brauckman and William Young[33]
  • Rep. Jon Runyan (R)[34]
  • The U.S. Chamber of commerce[35]
  • Former Rep. Jim Saxton[36]
  • Toms River Councilman Maurice “Mo” Hill, Jr.[37]
  • The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC[38]
  • The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 825[39]
  • The American-Canadian Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA)[40]
    • MacArthur remarked that endorsements from unions such as the IUOE and LIUNA showed that he had "crossover appeal."[41]

Issues

See also: Energy and the 2014 election: the ballots and beyond

Campaign themes

Tom MacArthur

Tom MacArthur lists the following issues, among others, on his campaign website:[42]

  • The Economy & Jobs: Tom is a self-made businessman who came from middle-class roots. His nearly thirty years in the private sector began with an entry-level job earning $13,000 per year, and culminated with growing a local NJ company into a national business. Throughout his career he helped to create and preserve thousands of American jobs. Tom will use that real world experience to get our economy growing again. He will promote free market policies that foster the creation of good-paying, American jobs, and empower entrepreneurs and business leaders by eliminating burdensome regulations and bureaucratic red tape that stifle job creation.
  • Tax Reform & Financial Security: As a Mayor and Councilman, Tom kept taxes among the lowest per person in the region and under Governor Christie’s 2% property tax cap, while still protecting vital services like police and public safety. In Congress, Tom will push for comprehensive tax reform that makes our federal tax code flatter and simpler, incentivizes savings and investment, sound financial planning and affordable elder care for seniors. As part of any reform efforts, Tom will advocate for ending the death tax, while keeping the mortgage interest and property tax deductions because of their importance to making homeownership affordable and the real estate market sound in New Jersey. Moreover, Tom wants tax reform that will lower rates to encourage economic growth that keeps jobs and capital here in America, instead of forcing it overseas. Unlike his opponent, Tom believes the best way to remedy income inequality is by expanding economic and educational opportunities for all, not punishing people for their success and engaging in class warfare that divides Americans.
  • Obamacare: Tom will work to repeal Obamacare, but won’t stop there. Tom believes government has a role in shaping our healthcare system. He supports free market solutions that reduce costs, allow people to keep their doctors, and moves us away from a one-size-fits-all, government-controlled approach. Tom will draw on his nearly 30 years of experience in the insurance industry to work with members of both parties and experts in the field to fix what’s broken with our health insurance system. That means implementing real tort reform, allowing health insurance to be sold across state lines to increase competition in the marketplace, encouraging small businesses to pool together to buy insurance plans for their employees at a lower rate and providing a safety net for those who can’t obtain coverage from any other source.
  • Federal Spending and Debt: As a Mayor and Councilman, Tom reduced the size of government, cut operating expenditures and balanced the township budget every year he was in office. Under Tom’s leadership, his town was 1 of only 19 in NJ, and 213 in the entire nation, to earn a AAA bond rating for exceptional fiscal management. In Congress, Tom will fight for a balanced budget amendment that will force government to live within its means, better focus our spending priorities and protect future generations from being buried in debt that they didn’t incur.
  • Immigration: Tom believes that any attempt to address immigration must begin with strong and secure borders and that any illegal immigrant who has committed a crime must be immediately returned to their country of origin. Tom opposes amnesty and in-state tuition for those here illegally. He believes that illegal immigrants in this country today should be required to pay back taxes, learn English and get in line behind those who have observed the law as part of any tough, but fair path to citizenship.
  • Bipartisanship & Problem-Solving: Tom believes you can stand strong on principle without viewing compromise as a dirty word. During his successful career in business, Tom demonstrated the ability to work with people from different backgrounds and beliefs, who often had diverse interests, to grow businesses, create and preserve jobs, and provide opportunity for his employees and their families. As a Member of Congress, Tom will work with both his Republican colleagues and Democrats across the aisle to get America moving in the right direction again. Simply put, Tom will focus on problem-solving, not finger-pointing.

[43]

—Tom MacArthur, Campaign website (archive)

Aimee Belgard

Aimee Belgard lists the following themes on her campaign website.[44]

  • Revitalizing New Jersey’s Economy: "In Congress, I will make job creation and strengthening the middle class my top priority, and I’ll start by supporting measures to raise the minimum wage and expand educational opportunities. Arming our workforce with a world-class education is key to staying competitive in a global economy. That’s why I’ll work to make higher education affordable, and I’ll work to increase access to low-tuition job training programs in industries that need skilled workers."
  • Fulfilling Promises to Veterans: "When Congress shut down the government and made across-the-board cuts to our country’s military, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and our entire local economy around it, suffered. The Joint Base and South Jersey families can’t afford further cuts because of more irresponsible partisan brinksmanship. Likewise, our veterans - who have given so much - can't afford cuts to the benefits they deserve. In Congress, I’ll work with members of both parties to protect and restore funding to the Joint Base. And, as the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, I will work to ensure that we fulfill the promises we've made to our veterans, making certain that they receive quality health care - including mental health care - job training and placement when they come home."
  • Protecting Social Security and Medicare: "I strongly believe that we must keep the promises that we’ve made to our seniors. They have worked hard to pay into Social Security and Medicare, sacred trusts that must be protected. In recent years, shortsighted politicians have placed these important programs on the chopping block as an easy way to balance the budget. I think that’s wrong. In Congress, I will ardently defend Social Security and Medicare from cuts, and I will oppose all efforts to privatize Social Security or end the Medicare Guarantee. Seniors shouldn’t have to gamble their retirements on the stock market."
  • Expanding Educational Opportunities: "Growing our economy in the 21st Century requires a highly educated and specialized workforce. That’s why I fully support measures that expand educational opportunities, so that higher education – whether university, community college, or trade school – is both an achievable and affordable goal for all New Jerseyans. I also support measures to better prepare our high school students for continued education after they graduate."
  • Standing up for Women: "It’s 2014, and the fact that women still make 77 cents for every dollar that men make is not only wrong, it’s embarrassing. In Congress, I will fight for measures to ensure equality in the workplace, including equal pay for equal work. I will also work to ensure that women’s health care decisions are made between women and their health care professionals, not extremists in Washington. Finally, I will be a voice that is currently missing from New Jersey’s Congressional Delegation. New Jersey hasn’t had a female representative in Congress for over a decade, and it’s about time that changed."
  • Protecting New Jersey: "I have a strong record of protecting our environment, and I’ll continue that record in Congress. The 3rd Congressional District is home to many natural treasures that encompass our farmland, shore and Pinelands. I’ll work to protect these treasures by working to expand alternative energy, which will create jobs with benefits, lessen CO2 emissions, and decrease our dependence on foreign oil. I’ll also support initiatives that protect our farms and curb pollution. And, I’ll work to keep the shore clean for recreation, tourism and fishing, for generations to come."

[43]

—Aimee Belgard, Campaign website (archive)

Key votes

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[45] Runyan joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[46][47]

Polls

General election polls

Tom MacArthur vs. Aimee Belgard
Poll Tom MacArthur (R) Aimee Belgard (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
National Research Inc.
September 30-October 2, 2014
44%37%0%+/-4.9400
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)
September 27-28, 2014
42%43%15%+/-4.0603
Stockton Polling Institute
September 12-14, 2014
42.2%42.2%12.8%+/-4.0606
GBA Strategies for the DCCC
September 8-10, 2014
46%43%11%+/-4.9400
AVERAGES 43.55% 41.3% 9.7% +/-4.45 502.25
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
  • Note: A response of "0%" may indicate that a particular answer choice did not appear as an option for the given poll.

Republican primary polls

Republican primary candidates
Poll Steve Lonegan Mo HillTom MacArthurUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Advantage Research
March 10, 2014
41%11%2%46%+/-5.6300
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Steve Lonegan vs. Tom MacArthur
Poll Steve Lonegan Tom MacArthurUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Monmouth University Polling Institute
May 12-14, 2014
35%46%20%+/-4.4505
National Research Inc.
May 6-7, 2014
28%37%35%+/-4.9400
AVERAGES 31.5% 41.5% 27.5% +/-4.65 452.5
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Campaign contributions

Jon Runyan

The following reports were filed, although Runyan is not running for re-election.
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Runyan's reports before announcing that he would not seek re-election.[48]

Jon Runyan (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[49]April 14, 2013$85,515.36$93,012.35$(50,212.41)$128,315.30
July Quarterly[50]July 12, 2013$128,315.30$181,066.00$(55,700.85)$253,680.45
October Quarterly[51]December 14, 2013$253,680.45$122,810.37$(80,706.69)$295,784.13
Year-End Quarterly[52]December 31, 2013$295,784$-9,950$(51,597)$71,736
Running totals
$386,938.72$(238,216.95)

Tom MacArthur

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are MacArthur's reports.[53]

Tom MacArthur (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[54]April 9, 2014$0$2,001,075.00$(251,804.72)$1,749,270.28
Running totals
$2,001,075$(251,804.72)

**Included in the total contributions are two personal loans from Tom MacArthur: $1 million incurred on January 3, 2014, and $1 million incurred on March 31, 2014.


Steve Lonegan

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lonegan's reports.[55]

Steve Lonegan (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[56]April 14, 2014$0.00$402,312.77$(230,258.32)$172,054.45
Running totals
$402,312.77$(230,258.32)

Aimee Belgard

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

Aimee Belgard (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[57]January 31, 2014$0.00$175,062.77$(25,799.63)$149,263.14
April Quarterly[58]April 15, 2014$149,263.14$227,500.48$(51,038.38)$325,725.24
Running totals
$402,563.25$(76,838.01)

Howard Kleinhendler

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Kleinhendler's reports.[59]

Howard Kleinhendler (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[60]April 10, 2014$0.00$13,991.81$(5,837.47)$8,154.34
Running totals
$13,991.81$(5,837.47)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Jon Runyan (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Shelley Adler, Christopher Dennick, Jr., Frederick John Lavergne, Robert Shapiro, Robert Witterschein and Robert Edward Forchion in the general election.

U.S. House, New Jersey District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Shelley Adler 44.9% 145,506
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJon Runyan Incumbent 53.7% 174,253
     No Slogan Christopher Dennick, Jr. 0.1% 280
     Legalize Marijuana Robert Edward Forchion 0.6% 1,965
     No Slogan Frederick John Lavergne 0.2% 770
     Bob's for Jobs Robert Shapiro 0.3% 1,104
     None of Them Robert Witterschein 0.2% 530
Total Votes 324,408
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jon Runyan won election to the United States House. He defeated John H. Adler (D), Peter DeStefano (New Jersey Tea Party), Russ Conger (Libertarian) and Lawrence J. Donahue (Your Country Again) in the general election.[61]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJon Runyan 50% 110,215
     Democratic John H. Adler incumbent 47.3% 104,252
     New Jersey Tea Party Peter DeStefano 1.5% 3,284
     Libertarian Russ Conger 0.7% 1,445
     Your Country Again Lawrence J. Donahue 0.5% 1,113
Total Votes 220,309

Media

Lonegan vs. MacArthur

  • Steve Lonegan's campaign released a negative ad against MacArthur, accusing him of being a liberal who raised taxes as mayor.[62]
  • Tom MacArthur responded with an ad defending himself against the accusations and, in turn, accusing Lonegan of raising taxes.[63]
  • In May 2014, Lonegan released another ad attacking MacArthur, stating that MacArthur's insurance company wrongfully denied payment to wildfire victims in Los Angeles.[64]

Lonegan campaign accuses MacArthur of being a "liberal"

MacArthur defends himself against Lonegan's negative campaign ad

Lonegan 2014 campaign ad attacking MacArthur

DCCC ad pulled

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) released an ad, entitled "Fire," in which a fireman accused Tom MacArthur (R) of denying injury claims from firefighters when he owned York Risk Services insurance company.[65] MacArthur planned to sue for defamation, as he had sold the company a year prior to the claims mentioned in the ad, but the DCCC took the ad off the air on September 23, 2014. The DCCC stated that they removed the ad after receiving "new information that Tom MacArthur did not previously disclose."[66] MacArthur responded, "Today is a victory for the truth, and a devastating blow to the empty, dishonest campaign of my opponent, politician Aimee Belgard, and the party bosses and special interests bankrolling her campaign from Washington, DC."[67]

See also

External links

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