Congressman Lance Won’t be at the 2016 GOP Convention

Lance mingles.

Lance mingles.

U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7) won’t be among the revelers at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland later this month.

Like his colleague U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-2), Lance sat out the 2008 and 2012 conventions and plans to sit this one out, too.,

“Leonard has a full slate of events in NJ that week,” said Lance Chief of Staff Todd Mitchell.

Mitchell said the GOP congressman from Hunterdon County “would rather spend the time at home in district on official business and campaigning for his own reelection.”

Having defeated primary opponents David Larsen and Craig Heard, Lance is preparing to stare down Democratic challenger Peter Jacob.