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{{njdis3congtoc14}}{{tnr}}The '''[[New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District|3rd Congressional District of New Jersey]]''' will hold an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 4, 2014.

Revision as of 17:39, 19 December 2013



New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Tom MacArthur Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Jon Runyan Republican Party
Jon Runyan.jpg

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.

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]

Incumbent Jon Runyan (R), who was first elected in 1990, is not running for re-election in 2014.[7]

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.[8]


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

General election candidates

June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Campaign contributions

Jon Runyan

Candidates for Congress were 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.[16]

District history


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"


On November 2, 2010, Jon Runyan was elected to the United States House. He defeated incumbent John H. Adler (D), Peter DeStefano (New Jersey Tea Party), Russ Conger (Libertarian), and Lawrence J. Donahue (Your Country Again).[21]

United States House, New Jersey 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

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. ABC News, "2-Term NJ Republican Rep. Runyan to Retire", accessed November 7, 2013
  8. New Jersey Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed September 25, 2012
  9. Facebook, "Frederick John LaVergne for Congress," accessed April 14, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 New Jersey Department of State, "Candidates for House of Representatives," accessed April 22, 2014
  11. The Hill, "Lonegan jumps into N.J. House race," accessed January 4, 2014
  12. Roll Call, "Democrat to Announce Campaign for Runyan’s Seat," accessed December 12, 2013
  13. Campaign website, "Home," accessed February 18, 2014
  14., "N.J. Weedman files suit in attempt to make ballot for open congressional seat," accessed June 24, 2014
  15., "N.J. Weedman's ballot case moved to appellate court," accessed June 24, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Runyan 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 22, 2013
  17. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  18. FEC, "July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  19. FEC, "October Quarterly," accessed October 25, 2013
  20. FEC, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"