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

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

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Hillary Clinton alone beats entire Republican total in Staten Island

via Tom;

At the GOP vote counting operation in Midland Beach, Rep. Vito Fossella (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) said the Island is a "pretty good reflection of how the whole country goes, at least on the Republican side of things."

Rep. Vito Fossella couldn't be more right that the island is a good reflection of how the whole country goes. Democrats had larger voter turnout this year in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, New Hampshire, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, and Alaska, all states that Republicans won in 2004 presidential election. But we don't have to look across the country to know that, now you can add Staten Island to that list.

approximate Presidential Primary votes in Staten Island

Democratic: 28,366 (Hillary Clinton: 17,760)
Republican: 12,500

Good thing Fossella throws that disclaimer that the island should only be predictor for the Republicans, because otherwise it looks like by his own standards he and McCain are going to have a difficult time attracting voters this fall.

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