The short list to challenge Lance in two years

Democrats don’t think it will be easy to unseat soon-to-be freshman Leonard Lance from the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. Lance scored a 51%-42% victory over Linda Stender, who had been running for three years and had huge financial support from national Democrats. The district has been Republican since Florence Dwyer ousted Harrison Williams in 1956.

Possible candidates to challenge Lance in two years: State Sen. Joseph Vitale, the former Acting Mayor of Woodbridge and the Chairman of the Senate Health Committee; Assemblyman Joseph Cryan, the Democratic State Chairman; Edison Mayor Jun Choi; Union County Freeholder Alexander Mirabella; and Summit Mayor Jordan Glatt.

The short list to challenge Lance in two years