New Jersey's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

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New Jersey's 10th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Donald Payne Jr. Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Donald Payne Jr. Democratic Party

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 10th congressional district of New Jersey will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

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]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Donald Payne Jr. (D), who was first elected in 2012.

New Jersey's 10th Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and parts of Essex, Union and Hudson counties.[7]


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June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Campaign contributions

Donald Payne 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 Payne's reports.[11]

District history


On November 6, 2012, Donald Payne Jr. (D) won election to the United States House. He defeated Brian Kelemen, Mick Erickson, and Joanne Miller in the general election.

U.S. House, New Jersey District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonald Payne Jr. Incumbent 87.6% 201,435
     Republican Brian Kelemen 10.5% 24,271
     Libertarian Mick Erickson 0.5% 1,227
     Independent Joanne Miller 1.4% 3,127
Total Votes 230,060
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Donald Payne was re-elected to the United States House for a twelfth term. He defeated Michael J. Alonso (R), Robert Louis Toussaint (Action No Talk), and Joanne Miller (Agent of Change).[21]

United States House, New Jersey General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonald M. Payne Incumbent 85.2% 95,299
     Republican Michael J. Alonso 12.8% 14,357
     Action No Talk Robert Louis Toussaint 1% 1,141
     Party of Change Joanne Miller 1% 1,080
Total Votes 111,877

See also

External links


  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 Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed September 25, 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 New Jersey Division of Elections, "General election candidates for U.S. House," accessed October 2, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 New Jersey Department of State, "Candidates for House of Representatives," accessed March 31, 2014
  10. Curtis Vaughn, "About Curtis," accessed March 26, 2014
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Payne 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 23, 2013
  12. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  13. FEC, "July Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  14. FEC, "October Quarterly," accessed October 25, 2013
  15. FEC, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  16. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  17. FEC, "Pre-Primary," accessed October 23, 2014
  18. FEC, "July Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  19. FEC, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  20. FEC, "Pre-General," accessed October 23, 2014
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"