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  NJ District 5
RACE DETAILS
Parents > United States > New Jersey > NJ - District 05
OfficeHouse of Representatives
Type General Election
Filing Deadline April 01, 2002 - 12:00am Central
Polls Open November 05, 2002 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 05, 2002 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start January 03, 2003 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 2005 - 12:00pm
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifiedMr. Matt February 25, 2011 02:19pm
Data Sources[Link] p. 6
Description In what was touted as a competitive race, Assemblyman Scott Garrett, a pro-life conservative, faced off against Anne Sumers, an ex-Republican who attempted to claim the mantle of moderate Rep. Marge Roukema. Roukema declined to seek re-election to a 12th term after nearly losing her last two primaries to Garrett.

As the campaign progressed, Garrett was successful at brandishing Sumers as a liberal extremist, after messages she posted on an internet message board made her seem supportive of Afghanistan and revealed that she toyed with voting for Nader in 2000.

A last minute blitz of inflammatory anti-gun ads may have actually hurt the Democrat in this GOP district, as Sumers could not overcome a strong GOP year. What was supposed to be a close race turned out to be a blowout.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/07/2000
NameMarge Roukema Votes175,546 (65.37%)
Term01/03/2001 - 01/03/2003 Margin93,831 (+34.94%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/02/2004
NameE. Scott Garrett Votes171,220 (57.57%)
Term01/03/2005 - 01/03/2007 Margin48,961 (+16.46%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jun 04, 2002 NJ District 5 - R Primary
E. Scott Garrett
R 36,080
Jun 04, 2002 NJ District 5 - D Primary
Anne Ricks Sumers
D 6,365
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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
08/16/2002 11/05/2002
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
E. Scott Garrett 7 8 ----
Anne Ricks Sumers 3 ------
Leaning Call: E. Scott Garrett (88.46%)
Weighted Call: E. Scott Garrett (99.97%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph

06/15/2002 10/21/2002

CANDIDATES
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Name St. Rep. E. Scott Garrett Anne Ricks Sumers Michael J. Cino  
PartyRepublican Democratic Independent  
Campaign Logo  
Certified Votes118,881 (59.49%) 76,504 (38.28%) 4,466 (2.24%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -42,377 (-21.20%) -114,415 (-57.25%)  
Predict Avg.50.62% 47.52% 0.43%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $--  
Website [Website] [Website]  
Entry Date -- -- --  
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MATCHUP POLLS (4 from 4 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg46.05%-- 37.02%-- 0.00%--  
Research 2000 
10/18/02-10/21/02
49.00% -- 41.00% -- 0.00% --
Public Opinion Strategies (R) 
10/16/02-10/17/02
48.00% -- 33.00% -- 0.00% --
Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates (D) 
10/12/02-10/13/02
42.00% -- 40.00% -- 0.00% --
Tarrance Group (R) 
06/15/02-06/19/02
43.00% -- 29.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
R TurnerforCongress
  Club for Growth
  New Jersey Herald
D Tom Byrne [L]
  New York Times
  Bergen Record
  Easton Express-Times
 


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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Nov 02, 2002 02:47am General Sumers' Hail Mary TV spot is hard hitting, but risky  Article *crickets chirp* 
Oct 31, 2002 05:21pm General Volunteers for Sumers face charges  Article *crickets chirp* 
Aug 17, 2002 03:25pm General Retiring N.J. Rep. Marge Roukema at Pains to Make an Endorsement in Race to Succeed Her  Article RP 

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