2020 United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey

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2020 United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey

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All 12 New Jersey seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 11 1

The 2020 United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey will be held on November 3, 2020, to elect the 12 U.S. Representatives from the state of New Jersey, one from each of the state's 12 congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the 2020 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections.

District 1[edit]

The 1st district is based in South Jersey and encompasses the inner Philadelphia suburbs including Camden County along with parts of Burlington County and Gloucester County. The incumbent is Democrat Donald Norcross, who was re-elected with 64.4% of the vote in 2018.[1]

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  • Josh Duvall, businessman[2]

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district is anchored in southern New Jersey coast, and includes Vineland, Atlantic City and Cape May. The incumbent is Democrat Jeff Van Drew, who flipped the district and was elected with 52.9% of the vote in 2018.[1]

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District 3[edit]

The 3rd district is based in central New Jersey, stretching from the eastern Philadelphia suburbs to the central Jersey Shore, including Burlington and Ocean counties. The incumbent is Democrat Andy Kim, who flipped the district and was elected with 50.0% of the vote in 2018.[1]

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District 4[edit]

The 4th district encompasses the Monmouth County area and extends into eastern Mercer County and northern Ocean County, including Lakewood, Tinton Falls, and Hamilton. The incumbent is Republican Chris Smith, who was re-elected with 55.4% of the vote in 2018.[1]

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  • David Applefield, former journalist[17]

District 5[edit]

The 5th district is based in northern New Jersey, and includes northern Bergen County and the northwestern exurbs of New York City. The incumbent is Democrat Josh Gottheimer, who was re-elected with 56.2% of the vote in 2018.[1]

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District 6[edit]

The 6th district encompasses northern Middlesex County and the northern Jersey Shore, including New Brunswick and Long Branch. The incumbent is Democrat Frank Pallone, who was re-elected with 63.6% of the vote in 2018.[1]

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District 7[edit]

The 7th district is based in north-central New Jersey, and includes Bridgewater Township, Westfield, and all of Hunterdon County. The incumbent is Democrat Tom Malinowski, who flipped the district and was elected with 51.7% of the vote in 2018.[1]

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District 9[edit]

The 9th district encompasses the inner New York City suburbs, including Paterson, Passaic, Clifton, and Fort Lee. The incumbent is Democrat Bill Pascrell, who was re-elected with 70.3% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

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Declared[edit]
  • Alp Basaran, corporate lawyer[37]
  • Zina Spezakis, environmental activist[38]
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District 10[edit]

The 10th district encompasses Newark and the surrounding suburbs including East Orange and parts of Jersey City. The incumbent is Democrat Donald Payne Jr., who was reelected with 87.6% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

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  • Stephen Green, pastor and former NAACP youth director[39]
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District 11[edit]

The 11th district is based in Morris County and western Essex County, and also includes Wayne. The incumbent is Democrat Mikie Sherrill, who flipped the district and was elected with 56.8% of the vote in 2018.[1]

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  • Reinier Prijten, financial manager[41]
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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Wasserman, David; Flinn, Ally (November 7, 2018). "2018 House Popular Vote Tracker". Cook Political Report. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "CD1 Flashpoint: Republican Duvall Steps Forward to Run Against Norcross". Insider NJ. May 13, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  3. ^ Smith, Joseph P. (July 9, 2019). "Fitzherbert enters 2020 S.J. congressional race". Daily Journal. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Wildstein, David (July 17, 2019). "Ex-Trump aide who said 'semen-exposed' women have better cognitive skills is running for Congress in New Jersey". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  5. ^ Biryukov, Nikita (August 12, 2019). "Republican David Richter Announces Run In CD-2". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Wasserman, David (March 1, 2019). "2020 House Overview: Can Democrats Keep Their Majority?". Cook Political Report. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  7. ^ Clearfield, Alex [@AlexClearfield] (February 28, 2019). "An #NJ02 tidbit: 2018 GOP nominee Seth Grossman, who was dumped by the NRCC, tells me r/e 2020 he is "not making partisan political statements this year" and is focused on running his website libertyandprosperity.com . Did not explicitly rule out running against Jeff Van Drew" (Tweet). Retrieved February 28, 2019 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Nikita Biryukov (November 29, 2018). "Gove not interested in running for Congress". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  9. ^ Wildstein, David (April 24, 2019). "Hirsh Singh will challenge Cory Booker for U.S. Senate". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  10. ^ a b c Clearfield, Alex (February 26, 2019). "Ex-Evesham Mayor Leaves Door Open to Kim Challenge". National Journal. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Wildstein, David (November 11, 2018). "Congress 2020: The first short lists". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  12. ^ Snowflack, Fred (December 3, 2018). "As One Chapter in MacArthur's Life Ends, a New Chapter for the Base Begins". Insider NJ. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  13. ^ Clearfield, Alex [@AlexClearfield] (May 20, 2019). "Scooplet in #NJ03: GOP fundraiser Frank Sadeghi, who lost a bid for Ocean County GOP chairman last week, tells me he is again considering a run against Andy Kim. Said, "I am going to meet with several donors to see if we can wage a meaningful campaign."" (Tweet). Retrieved May 20, 2019 – via Twitter.
  14. ^ Wildstein, David (January 28, 2019). "Addiego no longer threatens Kim re-election". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  15. ^ Clearfield, Alex [@AlexClearfield] (February 25, 2019). "An #NJ03 scooplet: Ocean County Freeholder Jack Kelly (R), who lost an open 2008 primary for the seat, is adamantly *not* running in 2020 against Rep. Andy Kim. Kelly said (paraphrasing), "It was a great thing to do once." GOP still searching for someone to run here" (Tweet). Retrieved February 25, 2019 – via Twitter.
  16. ^ Wildstein, David (August 5, 2019). "Chris Smith will run for re-election in 2020". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  17. ^ Wildstein, David (July 16, 2019). "Smith has $319k in warchest in bid for 21st term in Congress". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  18. ^ Wildstein, David (July 29, 2019). "Kreibich enters NJ-5 Dem race, says Gottheimer has pro-Trump record". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  19. ^ Salant, Jonathan D. (May 13, 2019). "This targeted N.J. Democrat just got a new Republican challenger". NJ Advance Media. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  20. ^ Wildstein, David (June 5, 2019). "Montvale Mayor Mike Ghassali will challenge Gottheimer". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  21. ^ McCann, John [@realJohnMcCann] (March 14, 2019). "I am pleased to announce my candidacy for Congress. All of you have been tremendous supporters through the last campaign. That is why I am asking you to join me one more time so we can finish the job. Click the link to visit my website and sign up today!" (Tweet). Retrieved March 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
  22. ^ Wildstein, David (May 13, 2019). "Pallotta announces challenge to Gottheimer". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  23. ^ a b Biryukov, Nikita (March 4, 2019). "Doherty won't challenge Gottheimer". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  24. ^ Wildstein, David (February 22, 2019). "Berkeley College owner Tim Luing could challenge Gottheimer, GOP sources say". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  25. ^ https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/luing-says-wont-run-cd5/
  26. ^ Wildstein, David (January 7, 2019). "Schepisi won't run against Gottheimer". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  27. ^ "Space rules out challenge to Gottheimer". New Jersey Globe. June 13, 2019. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  28. ^ McDonald, Terrence T. (August 5, 2019). "NJ Democrats targeting incumbents are hoping for AOC-style victories in 2020". North Jersey. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  29. ^ "Javahn Walker Announces CD6 Primary Bid Against Pallone". Insider NJ. July 8, 2019. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  30. ^ Wildstein, David (July 9, 2019). "Becchi enters GOP House primary vs. Kean". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  31. ^ a b Biryukov, Nikita (April 16, 2019). "Kean announces congressional bid". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  32. ^ Wildstein, David (March 4, 2019). "Malinowski challenger works for upscale travel company, says congressmen should replace junkets with Skype". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  33. ^ Wildstein, David (February 26, 2019). "Rosemary Becchi denies meetings to discuss Malinowski challenge, but GOP insiders dispute that". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  34. ^ Biryukov, Nikita (January 22, 2019). "Peterson won't rule out challenge to Malinowski". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  35. ^ Wildstein, David (April 9, 2019). "Lance won't challenge Malinowski, praises Kean". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  36. ^ Biryukov, Nikita (January 22, 2019). "Munoz rules out congressional run". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  37. ^ "Candidate seeks to be 1st Turkish-American in Congress". Hurriyet Daily News. July 9, 2019. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  38. ^ Wildstein, David (March 6, 2019). "Bill Pascrell draws a Democratic primary challenger". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  39. ^ Sands, Darren (July 28, 2019). "Inspired By "The Squad," A Young, Progressive Minister Will Challenge Rep. Donald Payne Jr". Buzzfeed News. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  40. ^ Wildstein, David (February 6, 2019). "Christie touts wife as possible congressional candidate". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  41. ^ Wildstein, David (May 14, 2019). "Prijten drops challenge to Sherrill". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  42. ^ Wildstein, David (February 21, 2019). "Jim Gannon won't challenge Mikie Sherrill for Congress". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved February 22, 2019.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites for 1st district candidates
Official campaign websites for 2nd district candidates
Official campaign websites for 4th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 5th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 7th district candidates