Republicans flailing, Democrats united
There couldn't be a greater contrast between the two parties' support of their candidate for the Congressional seat representing Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn. Councilman Michael E. McMahon is the Democratic nominee for the House seat on Staten Island.
Mr. McMahon has been supported by all the elected officials in the district, including State Senator Diane J. Savino and the Assembly members Michael Cusick, Janele Hyer-Spencer and Matthew J. Titone.
and this painful Republican juxtaposition;
By comparison, Mr. Straniere has been dogged daily with questions about whether he actually planned to run or withdraw from the race. And the Republican candidate has not been endorsed officially by a single elected official on Staten Island in his own party.
see also: July 16; Assemblyman Tobacco will not support Straniere