Friday, April 06, 2007

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...


At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come you Kvel over Recchia running without mentioning the fact that Harrison is likely to run against Fossella again. Harrison is 95 percent likely to run and will possibly announce this month. I'm his former communications director so my information is reliable.

Wrobloski has been ignoring that possibility and writing about every non-candidate that clueless people circulate rumors about running. He would beat Recchia in a primary.

Harrison did better against Vito than any other candidate since Fossella took office despite people like Recchia not lifting a finger.

Harrison won State Island's North Shore, did better in the South than any other Democrat of recent memory and won most of the Brooklyn part of the district but was narrowly defeated in the borough overall because he lost the area Recchia represents in the Council.

Don't just post articles without knowing the race.

Roy Moskowitz


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