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  NJ District 8
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Parents > United States > New Jersey > NJ - District 08
OfficeHouse of Representatives
Type General Election
Filing Deadline April 01, 1996 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 05, 1996 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 05, 1996 - 11:00pm
Term Start January 20, 1997 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1999 - 12:00pm
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Last Modified*crickets chirp* May 18, 2003 09:20pm
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Description Freshman Rep. Bill Martini, who had only narrowly won this Dem-leaning district two years earlier, drew a strong opponent in Assemblyman William Pascrell.

Martini campaigned as an independent congressman, touting his solid environmental credentials (he was endorsed by the Sierra Club) and his work on local issues. But Pascrell hit Martini hard on his vote to "cut" Medicare and, as was the style of the times, painted Martini as a Newt Gingrich clone.

Martini hit back with his own negative ads on the environment and taxes, but it wasn't enough. Despite outspending his challenger by $400,000, Clinton's huge margin in New Jersey combined with a Republican backlash in the northeast was too much for Bill Martini to bear. Pascrell won by over 6,000 votes.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/08/1994
NameBill Martini Votes70,494 (49.87%)
Term01/03/1995 - 01/03/1997 Margin1,833 (+1.30%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/03/1998
NameBill Pascrell Votes81,068 (62.08%)
Term01/03/1999 - 01/03/2001 Margin34,779 (+26.63%)
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KEY RACE? 8.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
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Leaning Call: 0 (0.00%)
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Name St. Rep. Bill Pascrell (I) Rep. Bill Martini Jeffrey Levine  
PartyDemocratic Republican Natural Law  
Website [Website]  
Uncertified Votes98,853 (51.20%) 92,604 (47.96%) 1,621 (0.84%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -6,249 (-3.24%) -97,232 (-50.36%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $--  
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