NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Friday, January 12, 2007

The DCCC focuses on Fossella for '08

via the Stakeholder;

At the DCCC we are aggressively on offense and working to put thirty-five Republican seats in play.


The 2006 cycle proved that ethics matters to average voters. While there were several Republicans defeated this past cycle as a direct result of their ethical lapses, a handful returned to Washington and should be considered among the most vulnerable.

We will aggressively work in districts targeting ethically challenged incumbents like Tim Murphy (PA-18), Gary Miller (CA-42), Rick Renzi (AZ-01), John Doolittle (CA-04), Jerry Lewis (CA-41) and Vito Fossella (NY-13).

This just made things real interesting. Last time the DCCC tried to get involved created some rather bad publicity and ended poorly with DeBlasio deciding not to enter the race. I have to believe that the DCCC has its eyes on candidates already and won't make the same mistakes again, which may not be good news for Harrison should he decide to run again.

It wouldn't hurt any to go comment on the article at the Stakeholder and thank them for focusing on this district, and discussing the ethical trouble of Rep. Vito Fossella.


At 2:25 PM, Anonymous elainebrower said...

I am hoping that the DCCC does focus on supporting Harrison. If they had last election, he may have had a chance to beat Vito. He will definitely have a chance next time. He is a name that is known now, and has already campaigned all around the district. NY-13 people should create a think-tank effort to persuade the DCCC not to support any other candidate other than Harrison.

At 3:31 PM, Blogger me said...

There is a benefit to the DCCC supporting Harrison; name recognition, his debating abilities, already built support team, etc. Harrison still has not made any public comment on whether he plans to run again. I imagine if Harrison decides to run again we will know within the next couple of months.

At 7:37 PM, Anonymous sidnora said...

I agree with the two previous commenters; I hope the DCCC has gotten some advice from actual grass-roots people about what an excellent and suitable candidate Harrison is/ was, especially as opposed to DeBlasio who'd have had zero cred in the SI part of the district.

Last time I saw Harrison, at a meeting after the elections, he certainly wasn't ruling it out.

At 1:08 AM, Blogger me said...

Harrison is certainly not ruling out running again;

"Am I interested? I am," Harrison said. "Does that mean I will run? It does not. But I do not rule it out." (Advance)


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