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Lance Beats GOP Rival Larsen in 7th Congressional District Primary

United States representative bests challenger in third straight election.

Leonard Lance scored a hat trick Tuesday, beating his political rival and fellow Republican David Larsen in the Primary Election for the 7th Congressional District.

According to nj.com, the Hunterdon County resident defeated the Tewksbury businessman, and will face Democrat and Clinton Township Mayor Janice Kovach in the November General Election.

This was the third consecutive Primary Election in which Larsen challenged Lance for the representative spot. Lance won in 2010 and 2012 as well.

The seventh congressional district covers parts of Warren, Hunterdon, Somerset, Morris, and Union counties. While Larsen won Morris County by nearly 800 votes, Lance nearly doubled his challenger’s tally in Union County. 

The General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. 

Guy Patterson June 04, 2014 at 01:28 PM
Another Lotito backed candidate goes down in flames.
longvalley1952 June 04, 2014 at 11:32 PM
Congrats to the Larsen team in Washington Township. Larsen won by a 2 to 1 margin over an incumbent. That is unheard of.
Guy Patterson June 05, 2014 at 12:12 AM
Just goes to show how out of touch WT Republicans are compared to the rest of NJ 7!
Chuck Ruff June 05, 2014 at 06:01 PM
Larsen received a total of 574 votes in Washington Twp, which is only about 10% of all the registered republicans in the twp. Not exactly a mandate.
Guy Patterson June 06, 2014 at 08:05 AM
What else would you expect from a township that voted overwhelmingly for whack jobs like Steve Lonegan and Sarah Palin?

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