The Green Papers: New Jersey 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 7 July 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Monday 30 March 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 7 July 2020 - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p EDT (1000-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 7 July 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Monday 27 July 2020 - Filing Deadline - President.
Monday 27 July 2020 - Filing Deadline - Petition for Independent Presidential Electors.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p EST (1100-0100 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:8,807,501 (2.84% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:14(2.60% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:12(2.76% of 435)
Capital:Trenton
 

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New Jersey State and Local Government

New Jersey 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


8 April 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Governor Philip "Phil" Murphy announced that he is postponing the 2 June primary elections until 7 July.

Candidate Information from the New Jersey Division of Elections.

2020 Election Information from the New Jersey Division of Elections.

7 July 2020 Primary results from a media source.


General Election Candidates from the New Jersey Division of Elections.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 14 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020
 Candidate list (8, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 14 Oct 20; Tot $952,239,370; Dsb $790,193,383
  Candidate Republican     President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 14 Oct 20; Tot $533,843,893; Dsb $509,522,430
  Candidate Constitution     Don Blankenship
for Vice President: William Alan Mohr
FEC P00014209; 14 Oct 20; Tot $78,705; Dsb $74,505
  Candidate Green     Howie Gresham Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 14 Oct 20; Tot $463,084; Dsb $441,537
  Candidate Libertarian     Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 14 Oct 20; Tot $2,944,057; Dsb $2,771,493
  Candidate Alliance Party     Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, Jr.
for Vice President: Darcy G. Richardson
FEC P60016342; 30 Sep 20; Tot $14,220,080; Dsb $14,181,205
  Candidate Socialism and Liberation     Gloria Estela La Riva
for Vice President: Sunil Freeman
FEC P80005572; 14 Oct 20; Tot $40,662; Dsb $32,291
  Candidate United Party     Bill Hammons
for Vice President: Eric Bodenstab
  Candidate Write-in     Shawn W. Howard
for Vice President: Alyssa C. Howard

FEC P00011189; 30 Sep 20; Tot $3,135; Dsb $1,511

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Robert "Bob" Menendez
Appointed by Governor Jon S. Corzine to fill the vacancy caused by Corzine having resigned this seat 17 January 2006 upon taking the Oath of Office as Governor of the State; first elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012, 2018
[Previously served in the U.S. House to which he was first elected in 1992: subsequently re-elected in 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Robert "Bob" Menendez
FEC S6NJ00289

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Cory A. Booker
First elected: 16 October 2013 in a Special Election re: passing of Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (Democratic). Re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated - 1 February 2019: "I'm Cory Booker and I'm running for president of the United States of America...." New Jersey law allows candidates to concurrently run for President and Senator simultaneously.
13 January 2020: "It's with a full heart that I share this news -- I've made the decision to suspend my campaign for president."
 Candidate list (5, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Cory A. Booker
FEC S4NJ00185; 14 Oct 20; Tot $7,324,483; Dsb $6,030,677
  Candidate Republican     Rikin "Rik" Mehta
FEC S0NJ00217; 14 Oct 20; Tot $563,956; Dsb $561,049
  Candidate Green     Madelyn R. Hoffman
FEC S8NJ00558
  Candidate LaRouche was Right     Daniel C. Burke
FEC S0NJ00266; 14 Oct 20; Tot $6,970; Dsb $6,155
  Candidate Of, By, For!     Veronica Fernandez
FEC S0NJ00258; 14 Oct 20; Tot $12,163; Dsb $11,505
  Candidate Write-in     Luis Ed Vergara
FEC S0NJ00183

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Philip "Phil" Murphy
First elected: 2017
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2021
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
22 February 2020: Governor Phil Murphy stated that he will have surgery to remove a kidney tumor.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Philip "Phil" Murphy
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver

1 October 2020: Announced re-election bid.
  Candidate Republican     former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021. Office created effective with the Gubernatorial Election of 2009. Elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR; following his/her nomination, the Gubernatorial candidate has 30 days to select a running mate.

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Sheila Y. Oliver
First elected: 2017
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2021

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
10 Democratic (10 Renominated);
2 Republican (2 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Donald W. Norcross
First elected in concurrent general and special elections [re: to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Member of Congress Robert Ernest "Rob" Andrews (Democratic)]: 4 November 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Donald W. Norcross
FEC H4NJ01084; 14 Oct 20; Tot $2,084,579; Dsb $907,970
  Candidate Republican     former Collingswood School Board Member Claire H. Gustafson
FEC H4NJ01118; 30 Sep 20; Tot $64,790; Dsb $46,128

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Jeff Van Drew
First elected: 2018 as a Democrat. 20 December 2019: Changed registration to Republican.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated - 16 December 2019: Media reports state Member of Congress Van Drew will switch affiliation to Republican.
19 December 2019: President Trump announced that Member of Congress Jeff Van Drew would switch parties to Republican.
20 December 2019: Member of Congress Jeff Van Drew changed his registration from Democratic to Republican.
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Amy Kennedy
Wife of former Member of Congress Patrick Kennedy

FEC H0NJ02171; 14 Oct 20; Tot $4,246,027; Dsb $4,143,196
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Jeff Van Drew
16 December 2019: Media reports state Member of Congress Van Drew will switch affiliation to Republican.
19 December 2019: President Trump announced that Member of Congress Jeff Van Drew would switch parties to Republican.
20 December 2019: Member of Congress Jeff Van Drew changed his registration from Democratic to Republican.

FEC H8NJ02166; 14 Oct 20; Tot $3,882,038; Dsb $3,143,461
  Candidate Libertarian     Jesse Ehrnstrom
  Candidate Justice Mercy Humility     Jenna Harvey

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Andrew "Andy" Kim
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Andrew "Andy" Kim
FEC H8NJ03206; 14 Oct 20; Tot $6,784,683; Dsb $5,995,857
  Candidate Republican     David L. Richter
27 January 2020: Switched from CD2 to CD3.

FEC H0NJ02155; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,458,084; Dsb $1,356,686
  Candidate For The People     Martin Weber
FEC H0NJ03229
  Candidate Independent Constitutional Candidate     Robert Shapiro

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith
First elected: 1980
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Stephanie Schmid
FEC H0NJ04151; 14 Oct 20; Tot $751,378; Dsb $519,265
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith
FEC H8NJ04014; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,253,965; Dsb $708,809
  Candidate Libertarian     Michael J. Rufo
FEC H8NJ04220
  Candidate Common Sense     Andrew Pachuta
  Candidate Make Change Happen     Hank Schroeder
FEC H6NJ04182

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Joshua S. "Josh" Gottheimer
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Joshua S. "Josh" Gottheimer
FEC H6NJ05171; 14 Oct 20; Tot $7,060,970; Dsb $2,851,323
  Candidate Republican     Frank T. Pallotta
FEC H0NJ05174; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,975,154; Dsb $1,441,646
  Candidate American Values     Louis A. "Lou" Vellucci
FEC H0NJ05240; 14 Oct 20; Tot $5,056; Dsb $1,804

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Frank Pallone, Jr.
First elected in a special election for the 100th Congress-- but never sworn in because Congress had adjourned-- (re: to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Member of Congress James J. Howard) and concurrently elected to the 101st Congress: 1988.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Frank Pallone, Jr.
FEC H8NJ03073; 14 Oct 20; Tot $2,992,037; Dsb $1,923,098
  Candidate Republican     Christian Onuoha
FEC H0NJ06255

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Tom Malinowski
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Tom Malinowski
FEC H8NJ07223; 14 Oct 20; Tot $6,400,253; Dsb $5,701,280
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Thomas H. "Tom" Kean, Jr.
FEC H0NJ07261; 14 Oct 20; Tot $3,537,094; Dsb $2,896,062

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Albio Sires
First elected: 2006 (in a special election to fill a vacant seat of Member of Congress Robert "Bob" Menendez [who was appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate] and to a full term)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Albio Sires
FEC H6NJ13191; 14 Oct 20; Tot $532,081; Dsb $514,464
  Candidate Republican     Jason Todd Mushnick
FEC H0NJ08152
  Candidate Libertarian     Dan Delaney
FEC H6NJ08175

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr.
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr.
FEC H6NJ08118; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,415,468; Dsb $1,716,642
  Candidate Republican     William Sreboe "Billy" Prempeh
FEC H0NJ09200; 30 Sep 20; Tot $32,753; Dsb $7,107
  Candidate Veteran For Change     Chris Auriemma

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Donald M. Payne, Jr.
First elected in a special election for the 112th Congress (re: to fill the seat of his late father, Member of Congress Donald M. Payne) and concurrently to a full term in the 113th Congress: 6 Novemebr 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Donald M. Payne, Jr.
FEC H2NJ10154; 14 Oct 20; Tot $492,093; Dsb $392,779
  Candidate Republican     Jennifer "Jen" Zinone
FEC H0NJ10232
  Candidate Libertarian     John Mirrione
  Candidate Building Your Legacy     Khaliah "Liah" Fitchette
FEC H0NJ10240
  Candidate Independent     Akil Khalfani
No slogan filed

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Rebecca Michelle "Mikie" Sherrill
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Rebecca Michelle "Mikie" Sherrill
FEC H8NJ11142; 14 Oct 20; Tot $6,070,754; Dsb $2,829,212
  Candidate Republican     Rosemary Becchi
FEC H0NJ07279; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,349,387; Dsb $1,180,678

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Bonnie Watson Coleman
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Bonnie Watson Coleman
FEC H4NJ12149; 14 Oct 20; Tot $743,651; Dsb $691,736
  Candidate Republican     Old Bridge Township Council Member  Mark Razzoli
FEC H0NJ12204; 31 Mar 20; Tot $3,065; Dsb $1,142
  Candidate Independent     Robert Edward "Ed" "NJ Weedman" Forchion
No Slogan Filed

FEC H2NJ03191
  Candidate Truth Vision Hope     Kenneth J. "Ken" Cody
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 14 incumbents, 16 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 15 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 5 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Alliance Party (affiliates): 1 candidate
  AMERICANINDEPENDENTS.ORG
  Common Sense: 1 candidate
  Conservative USA
  For The People: 1 candidate
  Natural Law (affiliates)
  Socialism and Liberation: 1 candidate
  Socialist Party USA
  United Party (affiliate of Natural Law): 1 candidate
  Unity
Independents
  American Values: 1 candidate
  Building Your Legacy: 1 candidate
  Independent: 2 candidates
  Independent Constitutional Candidate: 1 candidate
  Justice Mercy Humility: 1 candidate
  LaRouche was Right: 1 candidate
  Make Change Happen: 1 candidate
  Of, By, For!: 1 candidate
  Other
  Truth Vision Hope: 1 candidate
  Veteran For Change: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 2 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/lawsconstitution/consearch.asp
Election Authority
  New Jersey Division of Elections
  New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  New Jersey Legislature
Democratic
  New Jersey Assembly Democratic Majority
  New Jersey Senate Democrats
  The New Jersey Democratic State Committee
Republican
  New Jersey Assembly Republicans
  New Jersey Republican State Committee
  New Jersey Senate Republican Caucus
Third Party
  American Independents
  Conservative Party USA New Jersey
  Natural Law Party of New Jersey
  New Jersey Conservative Party
  New Jersey Independents
  New Jersey Libertarian Party
  Socialist Party of New Jersey
  The Constitution Party of New Jersey
  The Green Party of New Jersey
  The Unity Party of New Jersey
Media & others
  Asbury Park Press
  centraljersey.com - Packet Publications - Princeton
  Courier-Post - Camden
  Daily Record - Morris County
  myCentralJersey - Courier News - Bridgewater, Home News Tribune - East Brunswick
  New Jersey Globe
  NJ.com- Everything Jersey Star-Ledger, Trenton Times, Jersey Journal and other NJ newspapers
  NJBiz.com
  NJTV - New Jersey Public Television - Englewood
  NorthJersey.com
  phillyBurbs.com
  PolitickerNJ.com
  Politics1.com - New Jersey
  Press of Atlantic City
  The New Jersey Herald - Sussex County
  the Trentonian
  The Westfield Leader

 


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