Mark Rosen, who had announced plans to run for Congress against Rep. Nita Lowey, will drop out of the race tomorrow, GOP officials said.
Rosen’s move will open the door for Rye Supervisor Joe Carvin to run for the seat. Rockland County GOP chairman Vinny Reda said he has been informed of Rosen’s intention to drop out of the race and Carvin’s plans to run.
“Joe Carvin is definitely in,” Reda said.
In fact—hint, hint—Rosen’s announcement notes: “Also joining Mr. Rosen will be Rye Town Supervisor Joe Carvin and others.”
Rosen, who had a brief run for Congress against Lowey in 2010, did not return calls seeking comment yesterday and this morning.
Rosen was essentially redistricted out of the race. He lives in Larchmont, Westchester County, which moves into Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel’s district.
Lowey, D-Harrison, is getting all of Rockland County, which Engel had mostly represented, as well as his Bronx hometown.
Carvin dropped out of the U.S. Senate race last week amid a crowded field.
Another Republican is in the mix against Lowey, who announced her plans to run for re-election yesterday when the district lines were finalized. Clarkstown Councilman Frank Borelli plans to run for the seat.
The Westchester and Rockland county committees are holding a joint convention March 27 to pick its candidates for Congress.