Clinton visit for Stender is evidence that Democrats are worried about Lance

The conventional wisdom in New Jersey — and in Washington, where congressional races are carefully tracked — is that New Jersey’s seventh district was a likely pickup for the Democrats. But news that national Democrats are dispatching former President Bill Clinton to campaign for Linda Stender on Saturday might be interpreted as a sign that the four-term Assemblywoman has not yet closed the deal on the seat, and lends credibility to GOP claims that Republican State Sen. Leonard Lance’s campaign has internal polling numbers that show him ahead by nine percentage points. Democrats would not be sending Clinton, one of their most effective campaigners, to Central New Jersey on the weekend before the election if they weren’t worried about the race.

Clinton visit for Stender is evidence that Democrats are worried about Lance