Steve Harrison, a local lawyer who got no support from the Democratic establishment during his unsuccessful bid against Fossella in 2006, just announced that he raised $45,000 in two weeks. The breakdown, according to Harrison’s people, is as follows: about $35,000 raised, with “approximately $6000 in firm pledges” and $4,500 left over from his failed 2006 race against Fossella.
But if there’s ever going to be a rematch, Harrison may first have to spend everything he has to try to knock off the unofficial candidate of choice among local Democratic officials: City Councilman Domenic Recchia. Brooklyn Democratic County Leader Vito Lopez told me he thought Recchia would make a great candidate, and the Staten Island Advance is basically covering Recchia like he's an official candidate.
So this should be fun.