NEW JERSEY
     Nov. 4. 2014 Senate                                      

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+Cory Booker (D) i
1,043,866
55.84%
Jeff Bell (R)
791,297
42.33%
Joseph Baratelli (L)
16,721
0.89%
Hank Schroeder (I)
5,704
0.31%
Jeff Boss (I)
4,513
0.24%
Eugene Martin Lavergne (I)
3,890
0.21%
Antonio Sabas (I)
3,544
0.19%

1,869,535

Plurality:  252,569 votes (13.51 percentage points)
 NJ Dep't of State Division of Elections




Notes: 
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), first elected to the U.S. Senate in an Oct. 16, 2013 special election, won a  full term, defeating former Reagan aide Jeff Bell (R) and other candidates.  In the June 3 primaries Booker was unopposed while Bell won with 42,728 votes (29.4%) over Richard J. Pezzullo 38,130 (26.2%), Brian Goldberg 36,266 (25.0%) and Murray Sabrin 28,183 (19.4%).  Booker and Bell engaged in just one debate, on Oct. 24 in Trenton.  The race was not competitive financially; Open Secrets reported the Booker campaign spent $16.9 million for the cycle compared to just under $600,000 for the Bell campaign (>).


Campaign Managers:
Cory Booker  Brendan Gill

(Jan. 2014)  An Essex Co. Freeholder since Jan. 2012.  Senior political advisor on Booker's 2013 special election campaign, July-Oct. 2013.  State director (Dec. 2009-Aug. 2013) and senior advisor (Nov. 2007-Dec. 2009) to U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg.  Campaign manager on Lautenberg for Senate, May-Nov. 2008.  Communications director for the NJ Dep't. of Transportation, Mar. 2005-Nov. 2007.  Campaign director on Menendez for Senate/NJ Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2006.  District director to U.S. Rep. Steven Rothman, Sept. 2002-Jan. 2005.  Chief of staff to Assemblymen Eagler and Edwards, Nov. 2001-Sept. 2002.  Campaign manager for Gill, Eagler and Edwards for NJ Assembly LD 34, June-Nov. 2001.  Public information officer/law clerk to Passaic County Counsel, Jan.-June 2001.  Campaign manager on Pascrell for Congress, June-Nov. 2000.  District field director (Jan.-Aug. 1999) and field rep./scheduler
(Jan. 1997-Dec. 1998) to U.S. Rep. Pascrell.  Essex Co. field director on Pascrell for Congress, May-Dec. 1996.  B.A. in political science and government from Seton Hall University, 1996.
 
Jeff Bell  Rich Danker

(Feb. 2014) Economics director at American Principles Project, the conservative advocacy group headed by Bell, May 2010-Feb. 2014.  Columnist at Forbes.com, 2011-12.  Policy analyst at UCLA School of Public Health/RAND, May 2008-Jan. 2009.  M.P.P and M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, 2010; B.A. in political science, English from University of Lynchburg, 2005.

see also:
James Hohmann.  "Ex-Reagan aide dreams of comeback."  Politico, June 3, 2014.






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