New Jersey Election Results 2012: Menendez reelected to Senate; Runyan wins second term in House

Here is a summary of the election results in New Jersey:


Obama won the Garden State, according to the Associated Press, making it the sixth straight victory here for Democrats.


Sen. Robert Menendez (D) was projected the winner by the Associated Press, beating his Republican challenger, state Sen. Joe Kyrillos, who was outspent 4 to 1 by the incumbent. Menendez was not especially popular but had a sizable lead going into the contest.


In the new 9th District, Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. beat his Republican challenger Shmuley Boteach, according to the Associated Press. Pascrell fought a tough race in the June primary, defeating Steven R. Rothman by a large margin in an expensive Democratic primary for the newly drawn district.

In the most closely watched House race in the state, first-term Republican Rep. Jon Runyan in the 3rd District won reelection, fighting off Democratic challenger Shelley Adler, the widow of his 2010 opponent. Runyan, a former Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle, was favored to win but it was a tough and sometimes nasty race.


Source: WashingtonPost


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