Larsen ends campaign account in CD 7 but does not rule out 2012 rematch with Lance

TRENTON – Businessman David Larsen of Tewksbury said he terminated his 7th Congressional District campaign account not because he won’t again be a Congressional candidate – but because he did not want to have to file the federal quarterly reports.

“We’re leaving our options open,” Larsen told PolitickerNJ.com, referring to a possible 2012 bid for Congress. “We’re staying connected, going to Republican Party events. Right now, we are talking about it and considering what to do.”

A tough primary challenger who ran at Leonard Lance from the right in 2010, infuriated by the freshman congressman’s support of cap and trade, Larsen filed to terminate his account on Dec. 31, 2010.

“If your committee again becomes active in federal elections, it will be required to re-register with the Commission in accordance with the Federal Election Campaign Act and applicable regulations,” Chris Jones, senior campaign finance analyst, wrote to the treasurer of Larsen’s exploratory committee on March 29.

Larsen insisted he may well do that in time to face Lance again next year.

“This is not about my desire to be the congressman,” Larsen said. “This is about my desire to get things done for the people.”

Larsen ends campaign account in CD 7 but does not rule out 2012 rematch with Lance