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New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety - Division of Elections
2002 New Jersey Congressional and Statewide Results
Primary Filing Deadline: 4/8/02, Filing Deadline for Third Party / independent candidates: 6/4/02, Primary: 6/4/02,
Last Updated: November 7, 2001
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Senator, 52.5% in '96, Robert G. "Bob" Torricelli (D) resigning after 1st term, Pre-election Poll Numbers - Polls Taken Before Torricelli Dropped out
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 20:19 Democrat, Cook Political Report's overview: Toss Up, Peter Orvetti: Democrat, Hotline Scoop's 14th Most Vulnerable Seat and not in play, U.S.A. Today: Races to Watch, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, Stu Rothenberg: Leans Republican, National Review's Hottest Races, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democrat, Sam Toles: Democratic Hold,
ex-U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D) 53.9%, businessman / ex-West Windsor Mayor Douglas R. Forrester (R) 43.9%, attorney Elizabeth "Liz" Macron (L) 0.6%,
activist John "Ted" Glick (G) 1.2%,
'00 nominee / '94 congressional nominee Gregory "Greg" Pason (S) 0.1%,
state party chair / businessman Norman E. Wahner (Cns) 0.3%,
1st Congressional District, 76.2% in '00, 6th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Robert E. Andrews (D) 92.7%, financial analyst Mark Otto (R/WI), Timothy Haas (L) 7.3%,
2nd Congressional District, 66.5% in '00, 4th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
'00 candidate / professor Steven A. Farkas (D) 28.3%, Frank A. LoBiondo (R) 69.2%, network administrator Michael J. Matthews, Jr. (L) 1.0%,
postal worker Roger Merle (G) 1.0%,
'01 Governor nominee / '00 nominee / painter Constantino "Tino" Rozzo (S) 0.5%,
3rd Congressional District, 56.1% in '00, 9th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
ex-Dover Mayor Richard P. Strada (D) 33.9%, Jim Saxton (R) 65.0%, waste water treatment plant director Raymond F. Byrne (L) 0.7%,
artist / '00 Reform Party nominee / comic book colorist Ken Feduniewicz (A1) 0.4%,
4th Congressional District, 61.2% in '00, 11st term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
town prosecutor Mary Brennan (D) 32.1%, Christopher H. Smith (R) 66.1%, project manager Keith Quarles (L) 0.7%,
businessman Donald Graham (Cns) 0.4%,
butcher Hermann Winkelmann (I) 0.6%,
5th Congressional District, 65.3% in '00, Marge Roukema (R) retiring after 11th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:6 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Hazy,
ophthalmologist Ann Sumers (D) 38.3%, St. Assemblyman / trial attorney / '00 primary candidate / E. Scott Garrett (R) 59.5%, Italian-American activist Michael J. Cino (I) 2.2%,
6th Congressional District, 67.4% in '00, 8th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Frank E. Pallone Jr. (D) 66.5%, professor Ric Medrow (R) 30.9%, computer engineer Barry Allen (L) 0.9%,
computer operator Richard D. Strong (G) 1.3%,
human rights advocate / adjunct instructor Mac Dara Francis X. Lyden (I) 0.4%,
7th Congressional District, 49.5% in '00, 1th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:4 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Republican Favored,
businessman / ex-st. human services comm'r. / businessman Timothy "Tim" Carden (D) 40.9%, Michael A. "Mike" Ferguson (R) 58.0%, mortgage co. V.P. Darren A. Young (L) 1.1%,
8th Congressional District, 67.1% in '00, 3rd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
William J. "Bill" Pascrell Jr. (D) 66.8%, attorney A. Jared Silverman (R) 30.6%, peace activist / '00 nominee Joseph A. "Joe" Fortunato (G) 2.6%,
9th Congressional District, 67.8% in '00, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Steven R. Rothman (D) 69.8%, telecommunications marketer Joseph "Joe" Glass (R) 30.2%,
10th Congressional District, 87.5% in '00, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Donald M. Payne (D) 84.5%, commerical banker Andrea Wirtz (R) 15.5%,
11th Congressional District, 68.0% in '00, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
attorney Vijayant "Vij" Pawar (D) 26.4%, Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R) 72.4%, financial advisor Richard S. Roth (L) 1.2%,
12th Congressional District, 48.7% in '00, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:4 Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democrat,
Rush Dew Holt (D) 61.0%, ex-Sec. of St. DeForest B. "Buster" Soaries Jr. (R) 36.7%, marketing director Thomas D. "Tom" Abrams (L) 0.7%,
attorney / '00 nominee Carl J. Mayer (G) 1.1%,
'00 Reform Party candidate / stockbroker Karen Anne Zaletel (Cns) 0.5%,
13th Congressional District, 78.5% in '00, 6th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 8:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Robert Menendez (D) 78.3%, '01 St. Sen. candidate James Geron (R) 18.2%, auto worker Pat Henry Faulkner (G) 1.3%,
'00 nominee / actuary Dick Hester (C) 0.8%,
Coptic community activist Esmat Zaklama (A) 0.8%,
'00 candidate / engineer Herbert H. Shaw (I) 0.6%,

1. Link to Predictions:
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The Cook Political Report,
D.C.'s Political Report,
Larry Sabato,
National Journal,
National Review's John J. Miller,
Hotline Scoop,
Peter Orvetti,
Roll Call,
Stu Rothenberg,
Sam Toles,
U.S.A. Today,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to New Jersey Political Parties:
(A1) = America First Party
(A) = American Party
(AR) = American Reform Party
(C) = Constitution Party
(Cns) = New Jersey Conservative Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(S) = Socialist Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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