New Jersey's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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New Jersey's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Leonard Lance Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

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


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 7th 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: Heading into the election the incumbent is Leonard Lance (R), who was first elected in 2008.

New Jersey's 7th Congressional District is located in the northwestern portion of the state and includes Hunterdon County and portions of Warren, Morris and Somerset counties.[4]

Candidates

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June 3, 2014, primary results

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Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Campaign contributions

Leonard Lance

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lance's reports.[9]

Leonard Lance (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 14, 2013$161,504.95$67,605.00$(75,380.01)$153,729.94
July Quarterly[11]July 13, 2013$153,729.94$132,732.05$(90,483.08)$195,978.91
October Quarterly[12]October 14, 2013$195,978.91$111,496.00$(51,301.18)$256,173.73
Year-End Quarterly[13]December 31, 2013$256,173$179,984$(48,786)$366,871
April Quarterly[14]April 14, 2014$366,871.94$156,146.00$(57,264.48)$465,753.46
Running totals
$647,963.05$(323,214.75)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Leonard Lance (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Upendra Chivukula, Patrick McKnight, and Dennis Breen in the general election.

U.S. House, New Jersey District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Upendra Chivukula 40% 123,057
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard Lance Incumbent 57.2% 175,662
     Libertarian Patrick McKnight 1.3% 4,078
     Independent Dennis Breen 1.5% 4,518
Total Votes 307,315
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Leonard Lance won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ed Potosnak (D) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard Lance incumbent 59.4% 105,084
     Democratic Ed Potosnak 40.6% 71,902
Total Votes 176,986

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