New Jersey's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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New Jersey's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Chris Smith Republican Party
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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.

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.[1][2][3]

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.[4]

Candidates

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June 3, 2014, primary results

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Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Campaign contributions

Chris Smith

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Smith's reports.[7]

Chris Smith (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]July 21, 2013$182,496.37$25,974.34$(30,105.42)$178,365.29
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2013$178,365.29$75,869.93$(25,511.12)$228,724.10
October Quarterly[10]October 15, 2013$228,724.10$62,819.46$(31,171.50)$260,372.06
Year-End Quarterly[11]December 31, 2013$260,372$38,246$(23,054)$272,739
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2014$272,739.50$41,840.42$(22,483.19)$292,096.73
Running totals
$244,750.15$(132,325.23)

District history

2012

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"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Chris Smith was re-elected to the United States House for a sixteenth term. He defeated Howard Kleinhendler (D), Joe Siano (Libertarian), Steven Welzer (Green), and David R. Meiswinkle (American Renaissance Movement).[13]

United States House, New Jersey 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

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