2004 United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey

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2004 United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey

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All 13 New Jersey seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 7 6
Seats won 7 6
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,721,392 1,514,784
Percentage 52.41% 46.12%

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Results:
      Democratic hold       Democratic gain
      Republican hold       Republican gain

The 2004 United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey were held on November 2, 2004 to determine who will represent the people of New Jersey in the United States House of Representatives. This election coincided with national elections for U.S. President, and the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. There was no concurrent election for Senator or Governor in the state. New Jersey has thirteen seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey, 2004
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 1,721,392 52.41% 7 Steady
Republican 1,514,784 46.12% 6 Steady
Libertarian 16,379 0.50% 0 Steady
Green 10,033 0.31% 0 Steady
Independents 22,007 0.67% 0 Steady
Totals 3,284,595 100.00% 13

District 1[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Rob Andrews won. This district covers Camden County.

New Jersey's 1st congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rob Andrews (incumbent) 201,163 75.00%
Republican Daniel Hutchinson 66,109 24.65%
Independent Arturo Croce 931 0.35%
Majority 135,054 50.36%
Turnout 268,203
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

Incumbent Republican Frank A. LoBiondo defeated Democrat Timothy Robb. This district covers the southern part of the state.

New Jersey's 2nd congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank LoBiondo (incumbent) 172,779 65.09%
Democratic Timothy Robb 86,792 32.70%
Independent Willie Norwood 1,993 0.75%
Libertarian Michael Matthews Jr. 1,767 0.67%
Green Jose Alcantara 1,516 0.57%
Independent Constantino Rozzo 595 0.22%
Majority 85,987 32.39%
Turnout 265,442
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

Incumbent Republican Jim Saxton defeated Democrat Herb Conaway. The district covers Burlington and Ocean counties.

New Jersey's 3rd congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Saxton (incumbent) 195,938 63.44%
Democratic Herb Conaway 107,034 34.65%
Independent Edward Forchion 4,914 1.59%
Libertarian Frank Orland 976 0.32%
Majority 88,904 28.78%
Turnout 308,862
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

Incumbent Republican Chris Smith defeated Democrat Amy Vasquez. This district covers 4 counties in the central part of the state.

New Jersey's 4th congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Smith (incumbent) 192,671 63.00%
Democratic Amy Vasquez 92,826 32.28%
Libertarian Richard Edgar 2,056 0.71%
Majority 99,845 34.72%
Turnout 287,553
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

Incumbent Republican Scott Garrett defeated Democrat Dorothea Anne Wolfe. This district covers the northern border of the state.

New Jersey's 5th congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Garrett (incumbent) 171,220 57.57%
Democratic Dorothea Anne Wolfe 122,259 41.11%
Libertarian Victor Kaplan 1,857 0.62%
Independent Thomas Phelan 1,515 0.51%
Independent Gregory Pason 574 0.19%
Majority 48,961 16.46%
Turnout 297,425
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Frank Pallone defeated Republican Sylvester Fernandez. This district covers mostly Monmouth and Middlesex counties.

New Jersey's 6th congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Pallone Jr. (incumbent) 153,981 66.90%
Republican Sylvester Fernandez 70,942 30.82%
Libertarian Virginia Flynn 2,829 1.23%
Independent Mac Dara Lyden 2,399 1.04%
Majority 83,039 36.08%
Turnout 230,151
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

Incumbent Republican Mike Ferguson defeated Democrat Steve Brozak. This district covers 4 counties in the northern part of the state.

New Jersey's 7th congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Ferguson (incumbent) 162,597 56.88%
Democratic Steve Brozak 119,081 41.66%
Libertarian Thomas Abrams 2,153 0.75%
Independent Matthew Williams 2,016 0.71%
Majority 43,516 15.22%
Turnout 285,847
Republican hold

District 8[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Bill Pascrell defeated Republican George Ajjan. This district covers Essex and Possaic counties.

New Jersey's 8th congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Pascrell Jr. (incumbent) 152,001 69.46%
Republican George Ajjan 62,747 28.68%
Green Joseph Fortunato 4,072 1.86%
Majority 89,254 40.79%
Turnout 218,820
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Steve Rothman defeated Republican Edward Trawinski. This district covers mostly Bergen county.

New Jersey's 9th congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Rothman (incumbent) 146,038 67.53%
Republican Edward Trawinski 68,564 31.71%
Libertarian David Daly 1,649 0.76%
Majority 77,474 35.83%
Turnout 216,251
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

No Republican challenged incumbent Democrat Donald M. Payne for this seat. Only minor parties also contested the election. This district covers a heavily urbanized area, which includes the city of Newark.

New Jersey's 10th congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Payne (incumbent) 155,697 96.88%
Green Toy-Ling Washington 2,927 1.30%
Independent Sara Lobman 2,089 1.82%
Majority 152,770 95.06%
Turnout 160,713
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

Incumbent Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen defeated Democrat James Buell. This district covers mostly Morris county.

New Jersey's 11th congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen (incumbent) 200,915 67.88%
Democratic James Buell 91,811 31.02%
Independent John Mele 1,746 0.59%
Libertarian Austin Lett 1,530 0.52%
Majority 109,104 36.86%
Turnout 296,002
Republican hold

District 12[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Rush Holt defeated Republican Bill Spadea. This district covers 5 suburban counties in the central part of the state.

New Jersey's 12th congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rush Holt (incumbent) 171,691 59.25%
Republican Bill Spadea 115,014 39.69%
Libertarian Ken Chazotte 1,562 0.54%
Green Daryl Brooks 1,518 0.52%
Majority 56,677 19.56%
Turnout 289,785
Democratic hold

District 13[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Bob Menendez defeated Republican Richard Piatkowski. This heavily urbanized district.

New Jersey's 13th congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Menendez (incumbent) 121,018 75.85%
Republican Richard Piatkowski 35,288 22.12%
Independent Dick Hester 1,282 0.80%
Independent Herbert Shaw 1,066 0.67%
Independent Angela Lariscy 887 0.56%
Majority 85,730 53.74%
Turnout 159,541
Democratic hold

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