Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas announced his candidacy for Congress on Tuesday, the first Democrat to enter the race to succeed U.S. Senator-designate Robert Menendez. Hudson County Democratic Chairman Bernard Kenny, the Senate Majority Leader, endorsed the front runner for the House seat, Assembly Speaker Albio Sires. The Jersey Journal reported today that Steven Fulop, a 28-year-old Jersey City Councilman, is mulling a bid for Congress in the 13th district. Fulop, who has worked as a trader for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, challenged Bob Menendez in the 13th district congressional primary in 2004; he had the support of Jersey City Mayor Glenn Cunningham, who passed away just before the primary. Fulop won a Council seat in 2005.