Even more Chris Ward and Vito Fossella
This time Tom actually picks up the story, a little late to the game, but bad press for Fossella regardless;
Rep. Vito Fossella (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) has severed ties with his campaign treasurer, whom the National Republican Congressional Committee suspects of fraud.
A Republican source told the Advance that the irregularities had to do with the NRCC itself, as opposed to individual lawmakers' accounts, PACs or fund-raising committees handled by Ward.
Chris Ward has been Fossella's campaign treasurer since at least July, 2006 which coincides with the end of his role as the NRCC's treasurer. Thus far no impropriety has been connected with Ward and any of his roles as treasurer for individual campaigns, but it does raise plenty of suspicions. Donors to the NRCC must be concerned and so must big donors to campaigns such as Fossella's with questions about where their money possibly went.
That said I must ask, Tom where have you been? Elizabeth Benjamin at the Daily News broke the Chris Ward and Vito Fossella connection back on February 1, twenty-two days before any coverage in the Advance.