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