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The 2012 special election in New Jersey's 10th congressional district was a special election that took place in New Jersey on November 6, 2012, following the death of Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives Donald M. Payne. Payne's son, Donald Payne Jr., won the Democratic Party primary that was held on June 5, 2012. He also won the Democratic primary (held the same day) for the full term beginning in January 2013.
As a matter of convenience and cost saving, this special election was be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled general election on November 6, 2012. Voters were asked to select two candidates: one to serve the remainder of Payne's term in the 112th Congress, and the other to serve the full 2-year term in the 113th Congress beginning in January 2013.
The following Democratic candidates ran in the special election primary on June 5, 2012:
|Democratic||Donald Payne Jr.||32,951||70.67|
|Democratic||Ronald C. Rice||11,503||24.67|
No Republicans declared their intent to run in the special election for the unexpired term. Brian Kelemen ran as the Republican candidate for the full term.
|Democratic||Donald Payne Jr.||166,413||97.37|