Activity is already well underway for the forthcoming Congressional elections. NJ’s 12 seats are currently held by six Democrats and six Republicans. One of the most hotly contested races might be in Congressional District (CD) 3 where incumbent Republican Jon Runyan is not running for re-election. Democrat Aimee Belgard and others (including Republican Steve Lonegan) are vying for the seat.
March 31 is the Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for the Primary Election. June 3 is Primary Election Day. November 4 is General Election. Incumbency is a huge advantage but not a guarantee. Start your engines.
The Federal Election Committee (FEC) posts data filed by candidates. Below by CD is the name of each candidate who has filed an FEC Statement of Candidacy, followed by party affiliation, an (I) for an incumbent or a (C) for the challengers, and Ending Cash on Hand as of 12/31/2013 unless otherwise indicated. Some new challengers have not yet filed financial reports. Other individuals have been mentioned as possible candidates but have not filed their candidacy with the FEC.
Matthew Harris (D) (C) $1 (ending 09./30/13) – Graduate Student & Firefighter
William Hughes, Jr. (D) (C) $170,014 – Attorney & Son of Ex-Congressman
Mike Assad (R) (C) $436 (ending 9/30/13) – Radio Talk Show Host & ’12 Candidate
Aimee Belgard (D) (C) $149,263 – Burlington County Freeholder & Attorney
Steve Lonegan (R) (C) $65,725 plus a debt of $227,826 as of Dec. 31 for his ’13 Senate campaign. (No report for his ’14 House campaign.) – Ex-Bogota Mayor, ex head of NJ Americans for Prosperity, Conservative, and frequent candidate
Chris Isola (R) (C) – Financial Advisor
Howard Kleinhendler (D) (C) – Attorney, Rabbi & ’10 Nominee
Maurice Hill (R) (C) – Toms River Town Councilman
Angela Gandolfo (D) – Sociologist & Progressive Activist
Roy Cho (D) (C) $133,977 – Attorney, Ex-Congressional & Ex-Gubernatorial Aide
Andy Maguire (D) (C) $0 (as of 06/30/13)
Jun Choi (D) (C) $149,263
Anna Little (R) (C) $0 – Tea Party, ’10 & ’12 Candidate
Janice Kovach (D) (C) – Clinton Mayor & Business Consultant
David Larsen (R) (C) – $0 (as of 9/30/12) Manufacturer & ’10 & ’12 Candidate
Michael Wildes (D) (C) $708,663 – Ex-Englewood Mayor and lawyer
Aaron Fraser (D) (C) – Community organizer
Mark Dunec (D) (C) $41,959 – financial consultant
Alieta Eck (R) (C) $1,682 as of 9/30/13 for her ’13 Senate candidacy. (No report yet for the ’14 House campaign.) Physician & ’13 US Senate candidate