Ten-term incumbent Rob Andrews is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.
Democrat: Camille Andrews, the wife of Rep. Rob Andrews, is seeking the seat her husband for eighteen years until deciding to challenge incumbent Frank Lautenberg in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary. She faces two primary opponents: Mahdi Ibn-Ziyardm, a social studies teacher and Camden Democratic Committeeman; and John Caramanna, who ran for the State Assembly in 2007 but withdrew from the Democratic primary. Bishop David G. Evans, a major religious and civic leader in Camden and a member of the Democratic National Convention Credentials Committee, dropped out of the race last week. Safe Andrews
Republicans: Rev. Dale Glading, who runs a prison ministry, is the GOP organization candidate. He races a primary challenge from Gulf War veteran Fernando Powers, a supporter of Ron Paul and Murray Sabrin. Safe Glading
Republican: Seven-term Congressman Frank LoBiondo faces a primary challenge from Donna Ward, a Paul/Sabrin backer. Safe LoBiondo
Democrat: Cape May City Councilman David Kurkowski, who owns a market research firm, is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Safe Kurkowski
Twelve-term incumbent Jim Saxton, a Republican, is retiring.
Republican: Medford Mayor Christopher Myers, a Lockheed-Martin executive, is the choice of the Burlington County GOP and has Jim Saxton’s endorsement; he also has the organization line in Camden County.The Ocean County GOP is backing Freeholder Jack Kelly. The third candidate is former Tabernacle Township Committeeman Justin Murphy. This is a contest between Myers, who has raised slightly more money, and Kelly, who has a bigger geographic base in a Republican primary. Myers has taken some hits over a $500 personal contribution he made to Frank Lautenberg’s ’08 re-election campaign, and Burlington GOP remains divided after a intra-party leadership battle last fall. Leans Kelly
Democrat: Joshua Zeitz, a college history professor and author from Bordentown, has no opposition in the Democratic primary. Safe Zeitz
Republican: Scott Garrett, elected to Congress in 2002, has no primary opponent. Safe Garrett
Democrat: Organization Democrats have lined up behind Dennis Shulman, a blind rabbi/psychologist who has enjoyed some early fundraising success. He faces two primary rivals: attorney Camille Abate, who won about 1/3 of the vote in the ’06 primary (and has the backing of Passaic County Sheriff Gerald Speziale), and Roger Bacon, who manufactures personalized mugs. Likely Shulman
Democrat: Frank Pallone has no opposition in the Democratic primary for the seat he has held since 1988.
Republican: Three Republicans are seeking the chance to challenge Pallone: former Holmdel Municipal Court Judge Robert McLeod, who has the organization line in Middlesex, Monmouth and Union counties; Peter Cerrato of Edison; and James Hogan, who is running on the Paul/Sabrin slate. So far, Hogan is the only one who has mounted a campaign and articulated his positions on national issues. Safe McLeod
Four-term incumbent Mike Ferguson, a Republican, is retiring.
Democrat: Bill Pascrell, elected to Congress when he upset a one-term GOP incumbent in 1996, has no opposition in the Democratic primary. Safe Pascrell
Republican: Roland Straten, a 67-year-old retired CEO and Montclair civic leader, is unopposed in the GOP primary. Safe Straten
Democrat: Steven Rothman, the Chairman of Barack Obama’s New Jersey campaign, has no primary opponent. Safe Rothman
Republican: Vincent Micco, an Iraq War veteran who won 28% against Rothman in 2006, is unopposed in the GOP primary. Safe Micco
Democrat: Donald Payne, the only African-American to represent New Jersey in Congress, is unopposed in the Democratic primary as he seeks re-election to an eleventh term.
Republican: No candidate
Republican: Seven-term incumbent Rodney Frelinghuysen faces a primary challenge from Kate Erber, a 26-year-old manager at Novartis and a backer of Paul/Sabrin. Safe Frelinghuysen
Democrat: Tom Wyka, who ran against Frelinghuysen two years ago and won 37% of the vote, is seeking a rematch. He has the backing of Democrats in Morris County against attorney Ellen Greenberg, who beat Wyka at the Sussex Democratic convention. A third candidate, Harry Hager, dropped out. Likely Wyka
Democrat: Rush Holt, still an uncommitted superdelegate, has no primary opposition in his bid for a sixth term. Safe Holt
Republican: Holmdel Deputy Mayor Alan Bateman is unopposed in the GOP primary. Safe Bateman
Democrat: Freshman Albio Sires, who comes out of the deeply divided Hudson County Democratic Organization, has avoided a primary challenge. Safe Sires
Republican: Joseph Turula, a Hudson County lawyer, has no primary opponent. Safe Turula