It appears that Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton Township) now knows the identity of his next general opponent even though the Democratic primary here isn’t until June 5th. Bank executive Linda Weber (D) announced that she was dropping out of the congressional race after losing the official Union County Democratic Party endorsement by a single vote to former Assistant US Secretary of State Tom Malinowski.
The 7th District, located in central New Jersey, contains all of Hunterdon County and parts of six others including Union and Somerset. With over 183,000 residents, the Union County portion is the district’s second largest population center. Though at least three other announced Democratic candidates remain, Ms. Weber’s departure virtually cedes the party nomination to Mr. Malinowski. We can expect a highly competitive general election campaign here later in the year.
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