TRENTON – The place empties.
There’s a lull.
Then the elevator dings and Westfield businessman Bruce Baker steps onto the third floor, ready to file for a Republican Primary run in the 7th Congressional District.
Baker’s appearance here now means that everyone who anticipated being in the primary has filed to run.
Everyone – except Tewskbury businessman David Larsen.
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton), Democratic challenger Ed Potosnak of Scotch Plains, and Republican Lon Hosford of Alexandria Township have all already filed with the New Jersey Division of Elections.
Less than two hours to go before the deadline.