New Jersey gubernatorial election, 2005

New Jersey Gubernatorial election, 2005
New Jersey
2001 ←
November 8, 2005
→ 2009

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Candidate Jon Corzine Doug Forrester
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,224,551 985,271
Percentage 53.5% 43.0%

2005 NJ gubernatorial results by muni.svg

Results by municipality

Governor before election

Richard Codey
Democratic

Elected Governor

Jon Corzine
Democratic

The New Jersey gubernatorial election of 2005 was a race for the Governor of New Jersey. It was held on November 8, 2005. Incumbent Democratic (Then-Acting-) Governor Richard Codey, who replaced Governor Jim McGreevey in 2004 after his resignation, did not run for election for a full term of office.

The primary election was held on June 7, 2005. U.S. Senator Jon Corzine won the Democratic nomination with no serious opposition. Former Mayor Doug Forrester received the Republican nomination with a plurality of 36%. Corzine defeated Forrester in the general election easily

Contents

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Jon S. Corzine 207,670 88.08%
Democratic James D. Kelly, Jr. 19,512 8.28%
Democratic Francis X. Tenaglio 8,596 3.65%
Totals 235,778 100.00%

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Doug Forrester 108,941 36.01%
Republican Bret Schundler 94,417 31.21%
Republican John J. Murphy 33,800 11.17%
Republican Steve Lonegan 24,433 8.08%
Republican Robert Schroeder 16,763 5.54%
Republican Paul DiGaetano 16,684 5.52%
Republican Todd Caliguire 7,463 2.47%
Totals 302,501 100.00%

General election

Candidates

Major

Minor

  • Hector Castillo, physician from Paterson, ran for mayor in Paterson in 2002 and lost [2]
  • Michael Latigona, registered nurse and EMT from Marlton

Debates

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission declared that the four candidates would be included in the official gubernatorial debates to be aired on NJN. They included Jeffrey Pawlowski and Hector Castillo.

Polling

Source Date Corzine (D) Forrester (R)
Rasmussen June 8 47% 40%
Rutgers June 12 43% 33%
Quinnipiac June 15 47% 37%
Rasmussen July 15 50% 38%
Strategic Vision July 19 48% 40%
Fairleigh Dickinson-PublicMind July 21 47% 34%
Rasmussen August 7 45% 37%
Quinnipiac August 10 50% 40%
Strategic Vision August 18 50% 40%
Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers September 12 48% 28%
Strategic Vision Sept 16 47% 36%
Rasmussen September 19 47% 36%
Fairleigh-Dickinson September 26 48% 38%
Monmouth University Sept 28 46% 38%
Quinnipiac September 28 48% 44%
Rasmussen October 6 45% 38%
Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers October 3–6 44% 37%
Marist October 10 44% 43%
Survey USA October 11 49% 41%
Strategic Vision October 13 46% 40%
Quinnipiac October 19 50% 43%
Rasmussen October 20 49% 40%
Survey USA October 25 50% 41%
Strategic Vision November 2 48% 42%
Fairleigh-Dickinson November 2 44% 40%
Quinnipiac November 2 50% 38%
Marist College November 4 51% 41%
Monmouth University November 4 47% 38%
Rasmussen November 6 44% 39%
Quinnipiac November 7 52% 45%
Survey USA November 7 50% 44%

Results

County Results
New Jersey Gubernatorial Election, 2005[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jon Corzine 1,224,551 53.47% -2.96%
Republican Doug Forrester 985,271 43.02% +1.35%
Independent Hector Castillo 29,452 1.29%
Libertarian Jeffrey Pawlowski 15,417 0.67% +0.46%
Green Matthew Thieke 12,315 0.54% +0.26%
Independent Edward Forchion 9,137 0.40%
Independent Michael Latigona 5,169 0.23%
Independent Wesley Bell 4,178 0.18%
Socialist Workers Angela Lariscy 2,531 0.11% +0.06%
Socialist Constantino Rozzo 2,078 0.09% +0.02%
Majority 239,280 10.45% -4.31%
Turnout 2,290,099
Democratic hold Swing

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/05_primary_official_results-gov.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/2009-official-primary-elect-governor-tallies-062909.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/2005_Official_General_Election-Governor_tallies.pdf

External links

Candidates

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