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

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

Monday, February 11, 2008

Vito Fossella's seat "on the front line"

via Elizabeth;

Rep. Steve Israel, a Suffolk County Democrat who is in charge of recruiting candidates for the DCCC in the Northeast, said there are nine Congressional races of note in New York this fall - an embarassment of riches for a state that used to be, as he put it, "a kind of political backwater in national elections."

For now, (until the next Census, that is), New York has 29 Congressional seats, 23 of which are held by Democrats. Israel said the party is trying to "fill in the blanks" with six of those seats.

The Fossella v. Harrison/Recchia race is one of the six NY races Rep. Israel and the DCCC are focusing on. Maybe of most note in the article was this;

Israel stressed that the DCCC will not get involved with candidates until after the September primary, which means Democrats are going to have to slug it out to get the nomination - and the fundraising assistance that comes along with it.

Domenic Recchia is perceived to be the candidate of choice of the DCCC and so any involvement by the DCCC would seemingly be to the benefit of Recchia.

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At 11:35 PM, Blogger Rosalie907 said...

Recchia is giving that preception but the people of CD-13 on Staten Island and Brooklyn want Harrison. We're not about to have Recchia shoved down our throat by the Brooklyn Machine. Recchia doesn't live in the district and we don't want an outsider.

At 1:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are you, Rosalie? My name is Kevin Reilly, a resident of the neighborhood and a democrat. I'd wish if you would refrain from speaking on my behalf. You should reconsider what you define as 'we'. I'm an undecided resident, who will ultimately vote Democrat, regardless of who wins the primary.

The last thing the undecided voters need is someone spouting off as if they speak for us.


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