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  NJ District 9
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Parents > United States > New Jersey > NJ - District 09
OfficeHouse of Representatives
Type General Election
Filing Deadline April 01, 1996 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 05, 1996 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 05, 1996 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start January 20, 1997 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1999 - 12:00pm
Contributor*crickets chirp*
Last Modified*crickets chirp* May 19, 2003 12:40am
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Description Race for the congressional seat vacated by Bob Torricelli, who chose to run for US Senate rather than seek re-election.

The two nominees were Democrat Steven Rothman, a Surrogate Court Judge, and Republican Bergen County Clerk Kathleen Donovan. Both had very similar stands on the issues -- both were pro-choice, both were pro-environment...though Rothman did stand out as the more liberal candidate (he did not support welfare reform, for example).

Kathleen Donovan wound up winning most the endorsements: The Star-Ledger, The Record, The Herald and News, and the Sierra Club, but Steve Rothman wound up winning most of the votes. 1996 was not a Republican year in New Jersey, and the 9th District is the third most Democratic in the state. Rothman wound up carrying the district by nearly thirty thousand votes.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/08/1994
NameRobert Torricelli Votes99,984 (62.53%)
Term01/03/1995 - 01/03/1997 Margin42,333 (+26.48%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/03/1998
NameSteven R. Rothman Votes91,330 (64.56%)
Term01/20/1999 - 01/20/2001 Margin43,513 (+30.76%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jun 04, 1996 NJ District 09 - D Primary Steven R. Rothman
D 21,411
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CANDIDATES
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Name Steven R. Rothman County Clerk Kathleen A. Donovan Arthur B. Rosen Leon Myerson  
PartyDemocratic Republican New Jersey Independents Libertarian  
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Uncertified Votes117,646 (55.78%) 89,005 (42.20%) 2,730 (1.29%) 1,549 (0.73%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -28,641 (-13.58%) -114,916 (-54.48%) -116,097 (-55.04%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $--  
Website [Website]  
Entry Date 05/01/1996 05/01/1996 05/01/1996 05/01/1996  
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