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New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety - Division of Elections
1998 New Jersey Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
Filing Deadline: April 9, Primary: June 2,
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
1st Cong. District, 76.2% in '96, 4th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:10, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Robert E. Andrews (D), Voorhees Township committeeman Ronald L. Richards (R), Dave E. West Jr. (L), James E. Barber (Cns), marijuana legalization activist Edward "Rob" Forchion (M), pro-life activist Joseph W. Stockman (I),
2nd Cong. District, 60.4% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:5, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
college assistant security chief Derek Hunsberger (D), Frank A. LoBiondo (R), '96 nominee / hotel manager Glenn Campbell (L), Mary A. Whittam (Cns),
3rd Cong. District, 64.1% in '96, 7th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:15, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
attorney Steven J. Polansky (D), Jim Saxton (R), artist / '96 nominee Ken Feduniewicz (Rfm), state party chair Janice Presser (L), businessman Norman E. Wahner (Cns), James Pircher (T),
4th Cong. District, 63.7% in '96, 9th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:4, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
Software development executive Larry Schneider (D), Paul Rizzo (D), Lewis DuPont Smith (D), Paul D. Teel (D), Christopher H. Smith (R), research analyst / '96 nominee Keith Quarles (L), Ivan Smolin (Cns), businessman Nick Mellis (G),
5th Cong. District, 71.3% in '96, 9th term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:6, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
ex-NYC Fox News anchor Mike Schneider (D), Marge Roukema (R), AM Scott Garrett (R), computer consultant Thoms W. "Tom" Wright, '94/'96 nominee / artist Helen D. Hamilton (NL), William Weightman (Ind),
6th Cong. District, 61.6% in '96, 6th term
Roll Call's prediction: Leans Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 2:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Democrat
Frank Pallone, Jr. (D), Community College professor Michael Ferguson (R), Steve Nagle (L), '94 nominee Leonard P. Marshall (Cns),
7th Cong. District, 55.1% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:5, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
Fanwood Mayor Maryanne S. Connelly (D), Robert Franks (R), Darren Young (L), computer consultant Richard C. Martin (Cns),
8th Cong. District, 51.0% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 3:5, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Democrat
William J. Pascrell, Jr. (D), Verona Mayor Matthew J. Kirnan (R), perennial candidate Thomas Paine Caslander (I), musician / '96 nominee Jeffrey Levine (NL), Stephen Spinosa (Cns), Jose L. Aravena (SW), ex-GOPer / '92/'94 candidate Bernard George (I),
9th Cong. District, 54.6% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:2, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Democrat
Steven R. Rothman (D), Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan (R), '97 governor candidate / bar owner Michael Perrone Jr. (I/Progressive), '96/'94 nominee / construction co. executive Kenneth A. Ebel (NL), Michael W. Koontz (Cns),
10th Cong. District, 83.8% in '96, 5th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:12, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Donald M. Payne (D), Dennis H. Speed (D), computer scientist William Stanley Wnuck (R), computer consultant / '97 Governor nominee Richard J. "Rich" Pezzullo (Cns), Business Manager of The Militant/'94 nominee Maurice Williams (SW),
11th Cong. District, 66.0% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:10, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
attorney John P. Scollo (D), James D. Kelly Jr. (D), John Mele (D), Frank C. Marmo (D), Rodney Frelinghuysen (R), investment banker/'96 nominee Austin S. Lett (L), '92/'96 nominee / nursing home worker Agnes A. James (Cns), truck driver Stephen A. Bauer (T),
12th Cong. District, 49.9% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 2:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
retired physicist / '96 candidate Rush Holt (D), Princeton Town Committeeman Carl J. Mayer (D), Michael Pappas (R), Joe Siano (L), businesswoman Bev Kidder (Rfm), '97 Governor nominee Madelyn R. Hoffman (G), '96 Senate nominee / party chair Mary Jo Christian (NL),
13th Cong. District, 78.5% in '96, 4th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:10, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Robert Menendez (D), Pedro L. Armenteros (D), financial executive Theresa de Leon (R), Carlos E. Munoz (R), John Desmond (Cns), Richard G. Rivera (Rfm), auto worker Susan Anmuth (SW), pro-life activist Richard S. Hester Sr. (I),

1. Key to Predictions: Roll Call,
The Cook Political Report,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
D.C.'s Political Report

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red print indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(Cns) = Conservative Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(Ind) = New Jeresey Independents Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(M) = Legalize Marijuana Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(Pr) = Progressive Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(T) = U.S. Taxpayers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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