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

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

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Vito Fossella Resignation Watch, Part 1

Instead of bothering to try and keep up with the news roundups I am just going to focus on the inevitable, Fossella's resignation. Today's indications that he will not be up for re-elections comes from his own party;

House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that fellow Republican Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.) should do some serious thinking over the weekend about his political future.


Fossella said Thursday he will be making no immediate decisions about his political future.

Fortunately for Fossella he does not need to hurt himself thinking over the decision as the NRCC has already made their own plans;

National Republican leaders have "lost all faith" in Rep. Vito Fossella and are poised to begin polling in the 13th CD on potential candidates to take his place on the ballot, despite the fact that he has yet to make a definitive statement about his future political plans.

The poll could start as early as today, according to a Washington GOP source, and will likely include at least two names: Sen. Andrew Lanza and Staten Island DA Dan Donovan.

So while the party has no money they will now be spending a significant amount on polling to see who they will clear the field for to replace Vito. This just a month after the NRCC added Fossella to their Regain our Majority Program. Maybe they knew they would lose this seat and were thinking long term?

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