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Jacobs Set to Announce Congressional Run

Four-term Republican senator scheduled to announce her plans in Essex on Thursday.

Sen. Nancy Jacobs is set to announce that she will seek to unseat incumbent Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger in the 2012 election.

Jacobs, a four-term Republican from Harford County, has scheduled a news conference at in Essex on Thursday. Sources familiar with the campaign say she will announce her intentions to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat at that time.

Jacobs to look at the race less than a month ago.

The place of the announcement is also significant since it is in Ruppersberger's home county where he served two terms as county executive and two more on the Baltimore County Council. Ruppersberger, a Democrat, was first elected to Congress in 2002.

In recent months, Jacobs, who represents Harford and Cecil counties, has befriended the owners of JADs Caddyshack, sources familiar with the campaign said.

Jacobs would join Larry Smith, a Timonium resident and staffer for Republican Rep. Andy Harris, in the Republican primary. She would not have to give up her seat in  the state Senate unless she defeated Ruppersberger.

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Parkside Resident January 05, 2012 at 12:56 AM
People should not forget about Candidate Larry Smith. Check him out at larrysmith4congress.com. Larry Smith is an Army Lt. Colonel Afghanistan Veteran who understands how the Pentagon works since he was an inteligence officer who worked there. He is a champion of small business. We need Larry in congress to take the shackles off of small business and our economy so that business' can grow and create jobs. We need him in Washington to restore fiscal responsiblity there. Dutch however refuses to fight the biggest problem that threatens any hope of an economic recovery which is our national debt. Dutch proclaims that he is a fiscally conservative democrat but nothing could be further from the truth. There has not been a spending bill that he has not liked and tax increase he was not for. Finding out the concerns of the people by meeting with them face to face not face to camera as Dutch does sitting in Washington only meeting with constituents when it is time to get re-elected again. Larry does not intend to continue the Dutch status quo. Larry Smith is eager to lead. Larry intends to be a champion on balancing our budget, paying our national debt off and by doing this securing a healthy economy again for us and for our children. He does not intend to continue what Dutch currently does which is to go to Washington and keep voting for high spending bills and piling debt on our country and further putting our economy at risk of plunging into another recession or depression.
Rob January 05, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Keith I seriously doubt it, I really do.
fred4401 January 05, 2012 at 09:38 AM
How long have you been on his campain staff , It really gets me when people will comment but be afraid to use their name, I don't live in Nancy's area now but, when dhe runs for congress I will. She has a spot on my lawn for a sign. I will use my name , Not a code or whatever RCO1726 is
Buzz Beeler January 07, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Peter, there are other names in the hat.
Buzz Beeler January 07, 2012 at 06:04 PM
I think this upcoming election will be, as they say in the west, - a wild and woolly one. http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/411900.html

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