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New Jersey's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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New Jersey's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Scott Garrett Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Scott Garrett Republican Party
Scott Garrett.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 5th 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 Scott Garrett (R), who was first elected in 2002.

New Jersey's 5th Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes much of the northern portions of Warren, Sussex, Passaic and Bergen counties.[7]


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June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Campaign contributions

Scott Garrett

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Garrett's reports.[10]

District history


On November 6, 2012, Scott Garrett (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Adam Gussen and Patricia Alessandrini in the general election.

U.S. House, New Jersey District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Adam Gussen 42.7% 130,100
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Garrett Incumbent 55% 167,501
     Green Patricia Alessandrini 2.2% 6,770
Total Votes 304,371
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Scott Garrett was re-elected to the United States House for a fifth term. He defeated Tod Theise (D), Ed Fanning (Green), Mark D. Quick (For Americans), and James Douglas Radigan (Be Determined).[19]

United States House, New Jersey General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Garrett Incumbent 64.9% 124,030
     Democratic Tod Theise 32.8% 62,634
     Green Ed Fanning 1.2% 2,347
     For Americans Mark D. Quick 0.9% 1,646
     Be Determined James Douglas Radigan 0.2% 336
Total Votes 190,993

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. New Jersey Division of Elections, "General election candidates for U.S. House," accessed August 14, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 New Jersey Department of State, "Candidates for House of Representatives," accessed April 1, 2014
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Garrett 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 23, 2013
  11. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  12. FEC, "July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  13. FEC, "October Quarterly," accessed October 25, 2013
  14. FEC, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  15. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  16. FEC, "Pre-Primary," accessed October 23, 2014
  17. FEC, "July Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  18. FEC, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"