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

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

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Post primary thoughts

First congratulations to Mike McMahon and his campaign staff. The GOTV effort was great and the turnout shows. We go into the general election with a large cash advantage to take our message to the voters and a very energized base who is ready to vote for a Democratic candidate.

Many thanks to Steve Harrison and his supporters. Many of them, Steve included have been long time readers and commenters here. We all share the belief that Fossella needed to go and that this district was ready for change. Steve has shown that you can run on progressive values in this district.

The disagreements between the campaigns and supporters are a testament to their hard work in motivating voters and making many people believe that government can work for them. When we all saw the flaws with Fossella, two of them stepped up the challenge and put their lives on hold to run for Congress. They both deserve our thanks and appreciation for doing what so many of us are not able to do.

I said yesterday that going forward we are united in one cause, flipping this seat. For all of you Harrison supporters I hope you take a look at Mike McMahon's campaign. For all the reasons you supported Steve know that Mike offers the only chance to make those causes a reality in this race now. If you believe in ending the war in Iraq, in providing healthcare for all and support labor and our working class, Bob Straniere will do nothing about that for this district.

Mike McMahon for Congress

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