Dems will challenge Vito Fossella
Its looking more and more like Vito Fossella is going to pay the price for his continued support of George W. Bush on the war in Iraq. Fossella's Staten Island district in New York City has a COok Partisan Index of +1 D and Al Gore defeated Bush 52-44 there in 2000. Now it looks like we have 2 potential challengers to Fossella:
A city councilman in Brooklyn is mulling a 2008 challenge to Rep. Vito Fossella.
"I'm looking at the race," Democrat Domenic Recchia told the Advance yesterday. "I've not made up my mind."
"I encourage the interest," said Councilman Michael McMahon (D-North Shore), who has been mentioned as a potential Fossella opponent. "It's good that he's looking at it."
McMahon, who sits next to Recchia in the Council and is a friend, added that those who may be looking at the race shouldn't take Recchia's interest as a "threat."
Recchia already has $88,000 raised in an account for an undeclared city race that could be used to lay the groundwork for a Congressional bid. Remember that Vito Fossella took $10,000 from Tom DeLay's ARMPAC and $1500 from Halliburton. No surpirse that Mr. Fossella also voted to continue awarding projects to Halliburton even after the Pentagon's audit was released, showing over $100 million of their costs were unreasonable...