2016 Primary: District 10
New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District, which covers most of Newark, parts of Jersey City and Bayonne and several other Essex and Union county communities, has the greatest Democratic majority in the state. Democratic Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. succeeded his father, who died in 2012. There are no primary contests, with Payne, of Newark, and Republican David Pinckney of Irvington both unopposed. This is the only district in the state in which a party has a majority of registered voters, with just over half of voters declared as Democrats.