This article needs to be updated.(June 2013)
A special election will be held to fill a vacancy in New Jersey’s 10th congressional district caused by the March 6, 2012, death of Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives Donald M. Payne. Payne’s son, Donald Payne Jr., won the Democratic Party primary that was held on June 5, 2012. He also won the Democratic primary (held the same day) for the full term beginning in January 2013. He is opposed by independent candidate Joanne Miller.
As a matter of convenience and cost saving, this special election will be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled general election on November 6, 2012. Voters will be asked on the November ballot to select two candidates: one to serve the remainder of Payne’s term in the 112th Congress, and the other to serve the full 2-year term in the 113th Congress beginning in January 2013.
The following Democratic candidates ran in the special election primary on June 5, 2012:
- Donald Payne Jr., President of the Newark Municipal Council, member of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and son of former U.S. Representative Donald M. Payne
- Ronald C. Rice, member of the Newark Municipal Council
- Wayne Smith, Mayor of Irvington
|Democratic||Donald Payne Jr.||32,951||70.67|
|Democratic||Ronald C. Rice||11,503||24.67|
No Republicans declared their intent to run in the special election for the unexpired term. Brian C. Kelemen is running as the Republican candidate for the full term.
|Elections in Utah|
After previously stating that he would not run for re-election, Jason Chaffetzannounced on May 19 that he was resigning his seat in the House, effective June 30. A special election was called to replace him with a filing period opening on May 19 and closing by June 30, an expected primary date of August 15, and an election day of November 7.
A crowded field of candidates emerged to compete for spots in their respective parties’ primaries. 15 Republicans, 4 Democrats, 2 Independent American Party members and 1 Libertarian declared their candidacy. Candidates could qualify for the primary ballot by either being nominated by delegates at their party’s convention or gathering 7,000 signatures from registered voters. Those gathering signatures could also seek nomination at their party’s convention. The Republican and Democratic parties held conventions June 17 to select a nominee from the declared.
The primary election to determine the Republican Party’s candidate for the general election was held on August 15. In addition to the partisan candidates, one unaffiliated candidate will appear on the general election ballot and two candidates have declared intent to run as a write-in. The winner of the general election will be seated by the U.S. House for a term that ends January 3, 2019.
- 1Republican primary
- 2Democratic Party
- 3United Utah Party
- 4Independent American Party
- 5Libertarian Party
- 7Write-in candidates
- 8General election
- 10External links
The Republican primary was held on Tuesday August 15, 2017. Only registered Republicans living in the 3rd Congressional District were able vote in the primary, though unaffiliated voters were allowed to affiliate as Republicans at polling locations on election day.
Fifteen candidates declared their candidacy for the Republican party nomination. While four candidates declared their intent to gather signatures, only two submitted signatures for verification by the required deadline. This election was the first time in Utah politics where three candidates were on the primary ballot since two candidates submitted enough signatures to qualify for the primary ballot and the party nominated a third candidate at its convention.
Eliminated in primary
- Tanner Ainge, son of Danny Ainge
- Chris Herrod, real estate developer, former State Representative and candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2012
Ainge and Curtis submitted enough signatures to qualify for spots on the primary ballot. Curtis also participated in the convention process, but lost to Herrod who was nominated at the convention. Curtis would go on to win the primary.
Lost at convention
- Debbie Aldrich
- Brad Daw, State Representative
- Margaret Dayton, State Senator
- Paul David Fife
- Deidre Henderson, State Senator
- Damian Kidd, attorney
- Keith Kuder
- Stewart Peay, attorney
- Shayne Horton Row
Withdrawn before convention
- Jeremy Lewis Friedbaum
- Mike Leavitt, not to be confused with former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt
Failed to qualify for primary via signature gathering process
- Brigham Rhead Cottam
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Four candidates declared their candidacy for the Democratic party nomination. Two candidates declared their intent to gather signatures but neither submitted signatures for verification prior to the required deadline. On June 17, 2017, the Democratic Party formally nominated Kathie Allen as their candidate, eliminating the need for a primary election.
- Kathie Allen, physician
Lost at convention
Withdrawn before convention
- Faeiza Javed
United Utah Party
The United Utah Party submitted the required number of signatures to be recognized as a political party in Utah on May 25, one day before the candidate filing deadline. Jim Bennett, son of former US Senator Bob Bennett, grandson of former US Senator Wallace F. Bennett, and executive director of the newly formed United Utah Party, filed to run as a member of the newly formed party but was rejected because the state had not yet processed the submitted signatures.
The party took the issue to court, and a federal judge found that Utah had illegally violated Bennett’s First and Fourteenth Amendment rights by denying him a spot on the ballot. The state elections office immediately complied with the court order and declined to appeal the decision. Jim Bennett was placed on the general election ballot as the United Utah Party candidate.
- Jim Bennett
Independent American Party
Two candidates declared their intent to seek the nomination of the Independent American Party.
- Jason Christensen
Lost at convention
- Aaron Heineman
Only one candidate declared for the Libertarian Party nomination. On June 10, 2017, the Libertarian Party formally nominated Joe Buchman as their candidate. He became the first candidate certified for the general election.
- Joe Buchman
Candidates that preferred not to participate in the political party process could declare as an unaffiliated candidate. To qualify for a spot on the general election ballot, candidates needed to gather at least 300 valid signatures from registered voters living in the 3rd Congressional District. Only one candidate met this qualification by the June 12 deadline.
- Sean Whalen
Candidates had until September 8 to declare their write-in candidacy. Write-in candidates’ names will not appear on the ballot and voters must write or type in the name of the candidate for the vote to count.
The special general election was held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
The following candidates have qualified to appear in the state-sponsored debates:
- John Curtis (Republican), Mayor of Provo
- Kathie Allen (Democratic), physician
- Jim Bennett (United Utah), son of former US Senator Bob Bennett, grandson of former US Senator Wallace F. Bennett. Bennett is the first third party candidate in history to cross the threshold to appear in the official debate commission debate.
The following third-party or independent candidates have qualified for the ballot but haven’t polled high enough to currently qualify for the state-sponsored debates:
|Dan Jones & Associates||October 9–16, 2017||410||± 4.8%||19%||9%||3%||2%||46%||0%||0%||3%||17%|
|Dan Jones & Associates||September 14–20, 2017||600||± 4.0%||16.67%||6.00%||–||–||54.33%||–||–||–||–|
|Dan Jones & Associates||August 30 – September 5, 2017||607||± 4.0%||19.82%||5.59%||2.78%||0.99%||50.17%||0.99%||0.16%||1.82%||17.69%|
|United Utah||Jim Bennett||9,641||8.9%|
|Independent American||Jason Christensen||1,633||1.5%|
|Write-in||Russell Paul Roesler||—||—|