Congressional Primaries

The Republican Party will have primaries in both congressional districts that include Monmouth County on June 5.

Anna Little, the 2010 nominee in the 6th congressional district, will have the party line in Middlesex County.  Little filed petitions with the Secretary of State with 594 signatures.  Ernesto Cullari has the party line in Monmouth County.  He filed petitions with 319 signatures.   The winner of their primary will face Congressman Frank Pallone in the general election.

In the 4th congressional district, Congressman Chris Smith is being challenged by Terrence McGowan.  Smith filed with 1,064 signatures to McGowan’s 311.   200 signatures are required.

Brian Froelich of Spring Lake is the only Democrat who filed in the 4th district.

In the 7th district, Congressman Leonard Lance is being challenged by David Larsen in a head to head rematch of the 2010 primary that included two additional challengers.  Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula is the Democratic nominee.  He filed with 430 signatures.

The statewide list of congressional primary candidates can be found here.

Posted: April 4th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Congressional Races | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Congressional Primaries”

  1. with all the hype, said at 11:49 am on April 5th, 2012:

    it’ll likely be the same regular Primary voters, and a low turnout..if only we had inspiration and enthusiasm at the top, but unfortunately,we don’t!..

  2. Chris said at 3:53 pm on April 5th, 2012:

    Too bad that the latest redistricting left no competitive Congressional races for November…

  3. HeleneHenkel said at 1:20 pm on April 7th, 2012:

    Who is Terrence McGowan?