McMahon Announces Campaign Staff, Right on Time

Right when supporters of the health care reform package were set to celebrate its passage with a rally on the City Hall steps, the one member of Congress from New York City who voted against the bill, Democrat Mike McMahon of Staten Island, announced two new members of his re-election campaign.

Jennifer Nelson, who has in the past been the Albany bureau chief for the Staten Island Advance and the spokeswoman for Staten Island Borough President Guy Molinari, will be McMahon’s communications director.

Antoinette Fuoto was the deputy finance director for Mark Green’s 2009 and 2006 races (public advocate and attorney general), a campaign that vied for the support of New York’s most progressive donors. She will be the campaign’s deputy finance director.