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

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

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fossella's Money

Currently Vito Fossella is sitting on about $270,000 in campaign funds. Campaign funds that are going no where because he has no current campaign. He had been using this money to fund his legal defense in his DWI arrest but stopped after it became public knowledge. We don't know what he has done with the money since July 1 since his next filing isn't due until the end of September. What we do know is that from FEC records he has given no money to his National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) who is in desperate need of cash despite being able to move unlimited amounts to them. He had made 14 contributions, totaling $227,000 in the past. This is potentially quite telling of his relationship up to and since his arrest and announced retirement plans. Considering Bob Straniere only had about $11,000 and the NRCC was struggling to find money to support endangered incumbents across the country Fossella could use his funds to help his party. Or he could sit on it. It looks like he is choosing the latter.

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