Lance staffer registers lanceforsenate.com

An aide to U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance earlier this month registered the domain name www.lanceforsenate.com, but a spokesman said the

An aide to U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance earlier this month registered the domain name www.lanceforsenate.com, but a spokesman said the Congressman has no plans to run for Senate, “now or ever.”

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Aide John Byers registered the domain through Go Daddy on March 4. The site is not functional and shows only a homepage picture unrelated to Lance. 

But despite the timing of the registration, spokesman Todd Mitchell threw cold water on any speculation over Lance’s future.

“Seems to be an over-exubient staffer who will soon join the ranks of the disappointed — Leonard isn’t running for U.S. Senate now or ever,” Mitchell said in an email.

Lautenberg announced earlier this year that he will not seek re-election, which promises to set off a scrum on both sides of the aisle. To date only Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker has moved forward with a campaign, opening a fundraising account and holding several fundraisers.

Lance staffer registers lanceforsenate.com