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OfficeState Senate
Type General Election
Filing Deadline April 01, 2021 - 04:00pm 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 June 15, 2021 04:37pm
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Description In 2019 Bob Smith was in the hot seat when he kicked progressive activist Sue Altman out of a hearing where democratic boss George Norcross was testifying over controversial tax breaks. He immediately drew the ire of Altman's Working Families Party. Since then progressives have left Smith alone.

Republicans have recruited James Abate a Piscataway attorney to take on Smith, after former Somerset County Freeholder Brian Levine opted to run for Governor. Republicans haven't one a single election in this district since it was created in 1973 and they are doomed for another defeat.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/07/2017
NameRobert G. Smith Votes29,816 (71.44%)
Term01/09/2018 - 01/11/2022 Margin17,895 (+42.88%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jun 08, 2021 NJ State Senate 17 - D Primary
Robert G. Smith
D 9,158
Jun 08, 2021 NJ State Senate 17 - R Primary
James A. Abate
R 2,887
NJ State Senate Districts 2012-2024 MAP
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
02/07/2021 10/16/2021
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Robert G. Smith ------2
Leaning Call: Robert G. Smith (100.00%)
Weighted Call: Robert G. Smith (100.00%)

CANDIDATES
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Name (I) St. Sen. Robert G. Smith James A. Abate (W) Write-In  
PartyDemocratic Republican Nonpartisan  
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Predict Avg.69.00% 31.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $--  
Website [Website]  
Entry Date 04/05/2021 04/01/2021 04/01/2021  
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)
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DROPPED OUT - NO VOTES
Runoff Place 1 Winner (N)
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