Though state Republican leaders said Monday the GOP will find someone to take on U.S. Rep. John Larson in this year’s election, nobody’s yet emerged in public.
Larson, who was elected to the 1st District congressional seat in 1998, has routinely whipped his Republican opponents.
Art Mocabee, a Bristol Republican who heads the state party’s efforts in the 1st District, said that Larson will face a GOP challenger this year.
Mocabee said the party is preparing everything from graphics to opening a bank account before making a formal announcement.He said the candidate will probably make a formal announcement in mid-April, possibly at the state Capitol.
Larson has a campaign war chest of nearly $700,000, according to his most recent campaign finance filing. That's more than all of his opponents put together have ever spent.
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