Alieta Eck was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 12th Congressional District of New Jersey. She ran uncontested for the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014. Eck was defeated by Bonnie Watson Coleman (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014. Eck was also a 2013 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from New Jersey. She was defeated by Steve Lonegan in the Republican primary on August 13, 2013.