The chance the Linda Stender could win election to the U.S. House of Representatives this year has led to some limited discussions among Democratic insiders about a possible replacement for her 22nd district Assemblys seat. Some short-list candidates include: longtime Democratic National Committeewoman June Fischer, Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, Union County Freeholder Rick Proctor, North Plainfield Council President Nathan Rudy, and Rahway Council President Jennifer Wenson-Maier. One name not being discussed as a potential Assembly candidate is former Governor James E. McGreevey, a resident of Plainfield whose standing among voters might have improved with his best-sellling book, The Confession. McGreevey says that he will not be a candidate for public office again — as did Richard Nixon after losing a race for Governor of California in 1962. If Stender were to beat GOP Congressman Michael Ferguson, 22nd District Democrats would hold a Special Election Convention after she resigns in January to fill the remaining year of her term.