Last night’s online town hall with underdog Democratic Congressional candidate Steve Harrison was a mixed bag. Some participants asked, literally, how they could help. Others challenged Harrison’s core argument for running–that he’s the progressive Democrat challenging the conservative, party-backed Democratic Councilman Mike McMahon.
At one point, a reader challenged Harrison to explain donations he Read More
Democratic Congressional candidate Steve Harrison will host an online town hall meeting tonight tomorrow at 8 p.m.
He’s running in the primary against the Democratic Party-backed candidate, City Councilman Mike McMahon, for the Staten Island seat Vito Fossella is leaving.
Since Jimmy Dahroug dropped out of a State Senate primary bid against Read More
In case there was any doubt about which Democrat has the might of the establishment behind him in the 13th Congressional district primary, City Councilman Mike McMahon just announced that he was endorsed by SEIU 1199. According to the campaign, there are 92,000 labor households in the district. [corrected]
Meanwhile, McMahon’s opponent, Steve Harrison, Read More
Democratic City Councilman Domenic Recchia of Brooklyn just announced he is dropping out of the race for Vito Fossella’s congressional seat.
Staten Island Democrats recently endorsed another candidate, City Councilman Mike McMahon. Although the district lies partly in Brooklyn, Staten Island residents are a majority.
In the release, Recchia says he thinks Read More
City Councilman Mike McMahon, who is running for the congressional seat Vito Fossella is vacating, was endorsed last night by the Staten Island Democratic Party.
Since most of the district is in Staten Island, county support makes McMahon the leading Democrat in the race. But two others–City Councilman Domenic Recchia and Steve Harrison, both Read More
At first glance, the potential (likely?) demise of Vito Fossella’s political career makes for a timely boost for Democrats, who are now in prime position to claim the 13th District congressional seat he has held since 1997.
But it may be more trouble than it’s worth.
The district certainly is winnable for Democrats, especially if Read More
Councilman Domenic Recchia has kept a low profile since the congressman he is trying to unseat, Vito Fossella, got arrested for driving drunk.
But when political consultant Jefrey Pollock prefaced remarks about Fossella on NY1 last night by saying he’s working for Recchia’s campaign, that was news.
Pollock is president of Global Strategy Group, Read More
In his first appearance since being arrested in Virginia for drunk driving, Republican Congressman Vito Fossella said he’s not resigning and he hopes the residents of his Staten Island-Brooklyn district forgive him for what he said was a one-time mistake.
“It was a big mistake and I made it and I’m here to apologize to Read More
Here’s Steve Harrison, the less-funded of the two Democrats looking to unseat Representative Vito Fossella, speaking to a bunch of Democratic clubs last night at a bar in Manhattan.
He had some particularly spirited remarks about the war in Iraq: After the oil is gone from the Middle East, he says, “We start Read More
A number of local Democratic clubs, including the Howard Dean-spawned DFNYC, are meeting tonight to decide which Democrat they will support in the race to unseat the only Republican Congressman in the city, Vito Fossella.
They are choosing between term-limited City Councilman Domenic Recchia and Steve Harrison, who lost to Fossella in Read More