LINDA STENDER

Linda Stender has frustrated Democrats by losing two races for Congress, most recently last November when Leonard Lance held the 7th district seat that most thought was going to move to the Democratic column. There's talk that the deep Democratic bench in Union County is growing impatient and want the four-term Assemblywoman to simply leave. Stender won't lose a primary, but she'll retire if the party leadership tells her it's time to go.

LINDA STENDER