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

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

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Will elected Dems match the Republicans investment?

With Rep. Vito Fossella's second quarter financial filing numbers we get a good insight to how many elected Republicans, that he has played a large role in getting into those offices, are funding his re-election campaign. The question is, will 2008 be different for local Democrats? In the past there has been lots of talk about taking out Fossella but very little financial support to the nominees. Here are the Republicans putting money up to keep this seat in Republican hands:

State Senator Andrew Lanza; $1,000
Staten Senator Marty Golden; $1,000

Assemblyman Lou Tobacco; $1,000

City Councilman Vincent Ignizio; $1,000
City Councilman James Oddo; $1,000

Until there is either one Democratic challenger or the primary determines a winner, our elected Dems;

* Senator Savino
* Assemblyman Titone
* Assemblyman Cusick
* Assemblywoman Hyer-Spencer
* Councilman McMahon
* Councilman DeBlasio

to name a few and anyone else who wants to invest in taking down Fossella and everything comes with that can give to the NY-13 General Fund which will be distributed to the primary winner to use in the General Election. Thanks to ActBlue.com for making this possible.

UPDATE: Sorry that title should be 'will' Dems step up not 'why', clearly this is a call out to challenge them to match their Republican counter parts.

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At 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe we can consider doing this for anyone who publicizes Vito Fossella or anyone local who advertises on Fox News


At 11:26 PM, Anonymous NYSpotlight said...

And while our own Vito F. styles himself a "moderate", I notice that he is the beneficiary of several PACs that claim to support only "Conservatives".
The fact is that Vito talks a good game, but has thrown in with the most rabidly reactionary right-wing elements of the Republican Party.

There was a time when Republicans in New York stood for reform and progress and social justice, with names like Rockefeller and Lefkowitz and even Teddy Roosevelt. They wouldn't recognize the corrupt right wingers that claim to be the Republican Party today, and, more important, today's Republican Party wouldn't accept them.

The handful of Republican electeds who believe in making government work for the people are reregistering as Dems, but don't hold your breath for Vito, who's going down with the ship.

Oh, and by the way, with the Republicans now a minority in Congress, what possible reason could there be for keeping Vito around? isn't it time the 13th had real representation in Washington, instead of a hack working for outside-the-district corporate lobbyists?


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