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Election Night 2018: What you need to know

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Incumbent Democrat Bob Menendez won a third term to the U.S. Senate in Tuesday's election.
Incumbent Democrat Bob Menendez won a third term to the U.S. Senate in Tuesday's election. - ()

U.S. Senate

Incumbent Democrat Bob Menendez won a third term with 1,470,379 votes, or 53.12 percent. Republican candidate Bob Hugin won 1,210,986 votes, 43.75 percent.

U.S. House, 1st Congressional District

The incumbent, Democrat Donald Norcross, won with 136,540 votes, or 63.41 percent. Republican challenger Paul Dilks secured 73,702 votes, 34.23 percent

U.S. House, 2nd Congressional District

Incumbent Republican Frank LoBiondo did not seek reelection. Democratic New Jersey State Sen. Jeff Van Drew won with 122,562 votes, or 52 percent. Republican challenger Seth Grossman secured 108,822 votes, 46.17 percent

U.S. House, 3rd Congressional District

The incumbent, Republican Tom MacArthur, won with 136,408 votes, or 49.76 percent. Democrat challenger Andy Kim secured 134,093 votes, or 48.92 percent.

U.S. House, 4th Congressional District

The incumbent, Republican Chris Smith, won with 156,271 votes, or 55.84 percent. Democrat challenger Josh Welle secured 119,394 votes, 42.66 percent.

U.S. House, 5th Congressional District

The incumbent, Democrat Josh Gottheimer, won with 148,021 votes, or 55.21 percent. Republican challenger John McCann secured 116,505 votes, 43.46 percent.

U.S. House, 6th Congressional District

The incumbent, Democrat Frank Pallone, won with 121,502 votes, or 62.68 percent. Republican challenger Richard Pezzullo secured 72,337 votes, or 37.32 percent

U.S. House, 7th Congressional District

Democrat challenger Tom Malinowski won with 136,993 votes, or 50.30 percent. The incumbent, Republican Leonard Lance, secured 131,149 votes, or 48.15 percent.

U.S. House, 8th Congressional District

The incumbent, Democrat Albio Sires, won with 104,418 votes, or 77.89 percent. Republican challenger John Muniz secured 25,359 votes, or 18.92 percent.

U.S. House, 9th Congressional District

The incumbent, Democrat Bill Pascrell, won with 121,236 votes, or 70 percent. Republican challenger Eric Fisher secured 50,499 votes, or 29.16 percent.

U.S. House, 10th Congressional District

The incumbent, Democrat Donald Payne Jr., won with 149,556 votes, or 87.17 percent. The Republican challenger, Agha Khan, secured 17,911 votes, or 10.44 percent.

U.S. House, 11th Congressional District

Incumbent Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen did not seek reelection. Democrat Mikie Sherrill won with 148,618 votes, or 55.57 percent. Republican candidate Assemblyman Jay Webber secured 115,816 votes, or 43.30 percent.

U.S. House, 12th Congressional District

The incumbent, Democrat Bonnie Watson Coleman, won with 145,274, or 68.31 percent. Republican challenger Daryl Kipnis secured 67,389 votes, or 31.69 percent.

School bond ballot question

Voters were asked whether the state should be allowed to issue $500 million of bonds to finance school upgrades including school security, infrastructure and vocational and technical training.

Voters approved the ballot question, with 52.20 percent in favor and 47.80 percent in opposition.

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Daniel J. Munoz

Daniel J. Munoz


Daniel Munoz covers politics and state government for NJBIZ. You can contact him at dmunoz@njbiz.com.

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