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

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 will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 31, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: New Jersey has a mostly closed primary system, in which registered Republicans and Democrats can only vote in their own party's primary, but voters who have never voted in a primary before can choose either party.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: New Jersey elections, 2014

Incumbent: Rush D. Holt, Jr. (D), who was first elected in 1998, will retire at the end of his term, leaving the seat open.[4]

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.[5]


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June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Campaign contributions

Rush Holt Jr.

Candidates for Congress are 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.[8]

Rush D. Holt, Jr. (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$769,057.96$130,738.08$(102,629.71)$797,166.33
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$797,166.33$241,605.63$(610,112.36)$428,659.60
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2013$428,659.60$-10,376.61$(111,263.97)$307,019.02
Year-End Quarterly[12]December 31, 2013$307,019$114,964$(91,608)$309,356
Running totals

District history

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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"


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.[13]

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

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