Vas hints at ’08 challenge to Sires

The quest for party unity in the 13th district does not seem to be coming easily. Joseph Vas, the Mayor of Perth Amboy and a State Assemblyman, has been telling supporters that he intends to challenge Albio Sires in the 2008 Democratic congressional primay. Vas, who won just a quarter of the vote against Sires earlier this month, must first defend his Assembly seat. Sires, who will go to Congress in November (he is unopposed in a special election to fill the remaining two months of Bob Menendez’s term), seems to be interetsed in backing a candidate against Vas in the 2007 legislative primary.

Vas hints at ’08 challenge to Sires