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Rep. John Adler (D-N.J.)

District: 3rd District
Political Highlights: Cherry Hill Township Council, 1988-91; Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1990; N.J. Senate, 1992-2009; U.S. House, 2009-11
Born: Aug. 23, 1959; Philadelphia, Pa.
Residence: Cherry Hill
Religion: Jewish
Family: Wife, Shelley Adler; four children
Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1981; Harvard U., J.D. 1984
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets, Insurance & GSEs; Domestic Monetary Policy & Technology; Oversight & Investigations); Veterans' Affairs (Economic Opportunity; Oversight & Investigations)

Defeated by Jon Runyan, R, in general election on November 2, 2010

Election History
2010generalJon Runyan (R) 110,21550.0
John Adler (D) 104,25247.3
Peter DeStefano (TEA) 3,2841.5
Russ Conger (LIBERT) 1,4450.7
Lawrence Donahue (YCA) 1,1130.5
2008generalJohn Adler (D) 166,39052.1
Chris Myers (R) 153,12247.9
1990generalH. Saxton (R) 100,53758.0
John Adler (D) 68,28639.0
Howard Pearlman (WWW) 4,1782.0
Roll Call Vitals


New Jersey is 8th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. John Adler has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.