U.S. Senate, New Jersey Democratic primaryRepublican primaryGeneral election Election details Filing deadline: March 30, 2020 (partisan candidates); July 7, 2020 (unaffiliated candidates) Primary: July 7, 2020General: November 3, 2020Pre-election incumbent:Cory Booker (Democrat) How to vote Poll times: 6 a.m. to 8 daypg.comng in New Jersey Race ratings Cook Political Report: Solid DemocraticSabato’s Crystal Ball: Safe DemocraticInside Elections: Solid Democratic Ballotpedia analysis U.S. Senate battlegroundsU.S. House battlegroundsFederal and state primary competitivenessBallotpedia’s Election Analysis Hub, 2020 See also U.S. Senate, New JerseyU.S. Senate • 1st • 2nd • 3rd • 4th • 5th • 6th • 7th • 8th • 9th • 10th • 11th • 12thNew Jersey elections, 2020U.S. Congress elections, 2020U.S. Senate elections, 2020U.S. House elections, 2020
Voters in New Jersey elected one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 3, 2020.
Incumbent Cory Booker won election in the general election for U.S. Senate New Jersey.
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Candidate filing deadline Primary election General election March 30, 2020 (partisan candidates); July 7 (unaffiliated candidates) July 7, 2020 November 3, 2020 The election filled the Class II Senate seat held by Cory Booker (D). Booker was first elected in 2013.
Election procedure changes in 2020
See also: Changes to election dates, procedures, and administration in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 2020
Ballotpedia provided comprehensive coverage of how election dates and procedures changed in 2020. While the majority of changes occurred as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some changes occurred for other reasons.
New Jersey modified its absentee/mail-in voting and candidate filing procedures for the November 3, 2020, general election as follows:
- Absentee/mail-in voting: Mail-in were ballots sent to all registered voters in the general election.
- Candidate filing procedures: Candidates were allowed to collect and submit petition signatures via electronic means. The petition deadline for unaffiliated candidates for non-presidential office was postponed to July 7, 2020.
For a full timeline about election modifications made in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, click here.
Candidates and election results
Withdrawn or disqualified candidates
- Navodaya Garepalli (R)
- Gary Rich (R)
- Lisa McCormick (D)
- Harsh Naik (D)
- Stuart David Meissner (R)
Ballot access requirements
The table below details filing requirements for U.S. Senate candidates in New Jersey in the 2020 election cycle. For additional information on candidate ballot access requirements in New Jersey, click here.
Filing requirements for U.S. Senate candidates, 2020 State Office Party Signatures required Signature formula Filing fee Filing fee formula Filing deadline Source New Jersey U.S. Senate Qualified party 1,000 Fixed number N/A N/A 3/30/2020 Source New Jersey U.S. Senate Unaffiliated 800 Fixed number N/A N/A 7/7/2020 Source
This section contains campaign finance figures from the Federal Election Commission covering all candidate fundraising and spending in this election. It does not include information on fundraising before the current campaign cycle or on spending by satellite groups. The numbers in this section are automatically updated as candidates file new campaign finance reports. Candidates for Congress are required to file financial reports on a quarterly basis, as well as two weeks before any primary, runoff, or general election in which they will be on the ballot and upon the termination of any campaign committees.
Name Party Receipts* Disbursements** Cash on hand Date Cory Booker Democratic Party $8,290,751 $6,539,134 $5,887,106 As of December 31, 2016 Rik Mehta Republican Party $586,707 $586,154 $553 As of December 31, 2020 Veronica Fernandez Of, By, For! Party $12,633 $12,633 $0 As of November 27, 2020 Daniel Burke Larouche Was Right Party $7,220 $7,100 $120 As of November 23, 2020 Madelyn Hoffman Green Party $6,219 $5,763 $456 As of November 26, 2018 Luis Vergara Independent $0 $0 $0 Data not available
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Source: Federal Elections Commission, “Campaign finance data,” .
* According to the FEC, “Receipts are anything of value (money, goods, services or property) received by a political committee.” ** According to the FEC, a disbursement “is a purchase, payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit or gift of money or anything of value to influence a federal election,” plus other kinds of payments not made to influence a federal election.
See also: Race rating definitions and methods
Ballotpedia provides race ratings from three outlets: The Cook Political Report, Inside Elections, and Sabato’s Crystal Ball. Each race rating indicates if one party is perceived to have an advantage in the race and, if so, the degree of advantage:
- Safe and Solid ratings indicate that one party has a clear edge and the race is not competitive.
- Likely ratings indicate that one party has a clear edge, but an upset is possible.
- Lean ratings indicate that one party has a small edge, but the race is competitive.
- Tossup ratings indicate that neither party has an advantage.
Race ratings are informed by a number of factors, including polling, candidate quality, and election result history in the race’s district or state.
Race ratings: U.S. Senate election in New Jersey, 2020Race trackerRace ratingsNovember 3, 2020October 27, 2020October 20, 2020October 13, 2020The Cook Political ReportSolid DemocraticSolid DemocraticSolid DemocraticSolid DemocraticInside Elections with Nathan L. GonzalesSolid DemocraticSolid DemocraticSolid DemocraticSolid DemocraticLarry J. Sabato’s Crystal BallSafe DemocraticSafe DemocraticSafe DemocraticSafe DemocraticNote: Ballotpedia updates external race ratings every week throughout the election season.
See also: United States Senate election in New Jersey, 2018
Withdrawn or disqualified candidates
- Antonio Sabas (R)
- Jeff Bell (R)
- Jerry Watson (R)
- Muhammad Usman (Independent)
- Michael Starr Hopkins (D)
- Dana Wefer (R)
U.S. Senate, New Jersey General Election, 2014 Party Candidate Vote % Votes Democratic Cory Booker Incumbent 55.8% 1,043,866 Republican Jeff Bell 42.3% 791,297 Libertarian Joe Baratelli 0.9% 16,721 Independent Jeff Boss 0.2% 4,513 Independent Antonio N. Sabas 0.2% 3,544 Democratic-Republican Eugene Lavergne 0.2% 3,890 Economic Growth Hank Schroeder 0.3% 5,704 Total Votes 1,869,535 Source: New Jersey Division of Elections
U.S. Senate, New Jersey, General Election, 2012 Party Candidate Vote % Votes Democratic Robert Menendez Incumbent 58.9% 1,987,680 Republican Joe Kyrillos 39.4% 1,329,534 Libertarian Kenneth R. Kaplan 0.5% 16,803 Green Ken Wolski 0.5% 15,801 Jersey Strong Independents Gwen Diakos 0.3% 9,359 Totally Independent Candidate J. David Dranikoff 0.1% 3,834 America First Inder “Andy” Soni 0.1% 3,593 Responsibility Fairness Integrity Robert “Turk” Turkavage 0.1% 3,532 Socialist Party USA Gregory Pason 0.1% 2,249 No Slogan Eugene Martin Lavergne 0.1% 2,198 Reform Nation Daryl Mikell Brooks 0.1% 2,066 Total Votes 3,376,649 Source: New Jersey Secretary of State “Official Election Results, 2012 General Election”
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