Larchmont Republican Mark Rosen has ended his 2012 bid for Congress and this morning endorsed Rye Town Supervisor Joe Carvin to challenge U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Westchester/Rockland.
Rosen said the judicially-imposed reallignment of Congressional Districts in New York has taken him out of Lowey's district for the 2012 race, and put him in the district of U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, D-Bronx/Westchester.
Rosen, 50, said he was encouraged by some supporters to move so he could remain in Lowey's district and challenge her in November. However, Rosen said he felt such a move would be too disruptive to his family and he rejected the idea.
Carvin, who had considered a run for U.S. Senate, said he plans on formally announcing his plans within about a week.
The redistricting takes the Sound Shore communities out of Lowey's district, putting them in Engel's district, which includes part of the Bronx