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New Jersey's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Chris Smith Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Chris Smith Republican Party
Chris Smith.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

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

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

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The 4th 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 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: Heading into the election the incumbent is Chris Smith (R), who was first elected in 1980.

New Jersey's 4th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes most of Monmouth County and parts of Mercer and Ocean counties.[8]


General election candidates

June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Campaign contributions

Chris Smith

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Smith's reports.[11]

District history

Candidate ballot access
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On November 6, 2012, Chris Smith (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Brian Froelich and Leonard Marshall in the general election.

U.S. House, New Jersey District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Brian Froelich 35.3% 107,991
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Smith Incumbent 63.7% 195,145
     Independent Leonard Marshall 1% 3,111
Total Votes 306,247
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Chris Smith won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Howard Kleinhendler (D), Joe Siano (Libertarian), Steven Welzer (Green) and David R. Meiswinkle (American Renaissance Movement) in the general election.[20]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Smith incumbent 69.4% 129,752
     Democratic Howard Kleinhendler 27.9% 52,118
     Libertarian Joe Siano 1.6% 2,912
     Green Steven Welzer 0.8% 1,574
     American Renaissance Movement David R. Meiswinkle 0.3% 582
Total Votes 186,938

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 Department of State Website, "Voter Registration Information," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. New Jersey Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed September 25, 2012
  9. Scott Neuman, US Congressional Candidate, "Home," 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. Federal Election Commission, "Smith 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 22, 2013
  12. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  13. FEC, "July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  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. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013