2014 Voter Guide: District 10

NJ Spotlight | May 27, 2014 | Elections 2014

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.

Freshman Democratic Rep. Donald Payne, Jr., who won the seat his father had held until his death two years ago, easily won a primary and faces Republican Yolanda Dentley and independents Dark Angel, whose slogan is “Future.Vision.,” and Gwendolyn Franklin, running under the banner “Bullying Breaks Hearts.”

The challengers have overwhelming odds to beat, since 52.1 percent of District 10’s voters are registered Democrats and only 4.6 percent are registered Republicans, with the rest unaffiliated.