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  NJ State Senate 02
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OfficeState Senate
Type General Election
Filing Deadline April 01, 2021 - 12:00am Central
Polls Open November 02, 2021 - 05:00am Central
Polls Close November 02, 2021 - 07:00pm Central
Term Start January 11, 2022 - 12:00pm
Term End January 09, 2024 - 12:00pm
ContributorNew Jersey Politico
Last ModifiedNew Jersey Politico October 10, 2021 08:22pm
Data Sources
Description State Senator Chris Brown (R-Ventnor) announced a surprising retirement in early 2021. Democrats rushed to rally behind popular Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo, while republicans backed former Assemblyman Vince Polistina with minimal opposition.

Both Phil Murphy and Donald Trump are unpopular here, and both candidates are tied to their parties standard bearers. Mazzeo has supported many of the democrat Governor's initiatives that have grown unpopular in South Jersey. On the other hand Polistina hosted a fundraiser for the former President with Donald Trump, Jr. right outside the district.

For Mazzeo's favor he is a popular Assemblyman who will make sure his district gets plenty of goodies from the Camden based democratic machine, and Polistina has already lost a race for this seat 10 years ago.

However Mazzeo is a notoriously bad debater, and Polistina is a dedicated campaigner with charisma and a deep bench of Atlantic County republicans to come to his aid.
  PartyRepublican Won08/03/2021
NameVince Polistina Votes1 (100.00%)
Term11/05/2021 - 01/11/2022 Margin1 (+100.00%)
NJ State Senate Districts 2012-2024 MAP
Leaning Graph
12/03/2020 10/20/2021
Vince Polistina 2 1 ----
Tossup 1 ------
Vincent Mazzeo 1 1 ----
Leaning Call: Vince Polistina (50.00%)
Weighted Call: Vince Polistina (98.60%)

Name (I) Vince Polistina St. Rep. Vincent Mazzeo (W) Write-In  
PartyRepublican Democratic Nonpartisan  
Campaign Logo  
Predict Avg.49.50% 50.50% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $--
$-- $--  
Website [Website] [Website]  
Entry Date 02/19/2021 03/01/2021 04/01/2021  
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)

Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

Start Date Candidate Category Ad Tone Lng Title Run Time Contributor
10/08/2021 vs Vince Polistina TVAd Attack eng Country Club Polistina  00:00:30 New Jersey Politico 
10/08/2021 vs Vincent Mazzeo TVAd Attack eng Vince Mazzeo Has No Answers  00:00:30 New Jersey Politico 


Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Oct 10, 2021 05:00pm News WATCH: Mazzeo, Polistina teams debate for state [NJ] Senate, Assembly  Article New Jersey Politico 
Aug 18, 2021 11:00pm News Both parties angle for a clean sweep in the [NJ] 2nd legislative district  Article New Jersey Politico 
Jul 13, 2021 10:00am News Polistina, running mates promise to set up Atlantic City district office  Article New Jersey Politico 
Mar 03, 2021 09:00am Analysis Vince v. Vince: The LD2 [NJ] Terrain in the Aftermath of an Imploded Trump Plaza  Article New Jersey Politico