Bringing Out The Muscle

New York’s heavy hitters are coming out tomorrow night to help Democrats pick up a key Congressional seat across the country in California.

Congressman Charles Rangel, Richard Holbrooke and Les Gelb (the Council of Foreign Relations head who wants to decentralize power in Iraq) will be hosting a fund-raiser at the Core Club tomorrow night for California’s Democratic Congressional Candidate, Steve Filson. Filson is one of several candidates trying to unseat Republican Richard Pombo, the conservative chairman of the House Resources Committee and the bane of environmentalists. Pombo may be especially vulnerable these days. He received campaign contributions from Neil Volz, a top aide to Rep. Bob Ney of Ohio. Mr. Volz on Monday admitted to trying to corrupt public officials in connection with the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal.

We’re guessing Charlie is going to have something to say about that.

–Jason Horowitz