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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.)

District: 7th District
Political Highlights: N.J. Assembly, 1991-2002; sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 1996; N.J. Senate, 2002-09; U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-present
Born: June 25, 1952; Easton, Pa.
Residence: Lebanon
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Heidi A. Rohrbach; one stepchild
Education: Lehigh U., B.A. 1974; Vanderbilt U., J.D. 1977; Princeton U., M.P.A. 1982
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Health)

Election History
2014generalLeonard Lance (R) 104,28759.3
Janice Kovach (D) 68,23238.8
Jim Gawron (LIBERT) 3,4782.0
2012generalLeonard Lance (R) 175,66257.2
Upendra Chivukula (D) 123,05740.1
Dennis Breen (IRFM) 4,0781.3
Patrick McKnight (LIBERT) 4,0781.3
2010generalLeonard Lance (R) 105,08459.4
Ed Potosnak (D) 71,90240.6
2008generalLeonard Lance (R) 148,46150.2
Linda Stender (D) 124,81842.2
Michael Hsing (HFC) 16,4195.6
Dean Greco (ADBP) 3,2591.1
Thomas Abrams (PROS) 2,6710.9
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New Jersey is 8th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.