12:36 PM Rumor Watch: Stender with Lautenberg

Sources say that Assemblywoman Linda Stender, the expected Democratic nominee for Congress for the open 7th district seat, will endorse Frank Lautenberg for re-election to the U.S. Senate today. Like the six Democratic Congressmen that announced their support of Lautenberg yesterday, Stender will reportedly commit to running on a line with Lautenberg, no matter where that line is.

This is significant because one of the key Democrats who had been expected to endorse Andrews, State Sen. Raymond Lesniak, is the de facto head of the Union County Democratic Party.

12:36 PM Rumor Watch: Stender with Lautenberg