W.F.P. Demands Democrats Vote for Health Care Bill

Dan Cantor is throwing down the gauntlet, threatening to withhold the W.F.P.’s support for Democrats who don’t support the health care bill in Washington.

In announcing the move, the party noted “Votes on the WFP ballot line have been the margin of victory for Democratic Congressional candidates in New York five times since 2002: Tim Bishop (2002), Brian Higgins (2004), Eric Massa (2008), Bill Owens and Scott Murphy (2009).”

Before the announcement was made, one of Bishop’s G.O.P. challengers, Chris Cox, called on Bishop to oppose the bill and stand up against the “liberal interests in Washington.”