Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Will Councilman Hsing Decide the 7th District Race?

The 7th Congressional District in New Jersey is one of the most hotly contested races in the State and throughout the country this year. This is due, in part, because Assemblywoman Linda Stender narrowly lost to Congressman Mike Ferguson in 2006, and Ferguson announced he would not seek another term. Stender now faces Republican State Senator Leonard Lance in the upcoming general election, and Michael Hsing. Who? Michael Hsing, a Republican Bridgewater Councilman, is running as an Independent, after dropping out of the Republican Primary for the same seat earlier this year, claiming it was rigged.

In a typical congressional district in New Jersey, the run of a Republican turned Independent would make little difference. In the 7th Congressional District, it could wind up making the whole difference. Given Hsing’s Republican orientation, Senator Lance’s campaign can be none too pleased regarding Hsing’s entry into the race.

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