Fossella’s Arrest and Recchia’s Plans

Here’s something counterintuitive. Amid all the jockeying for Vito Fossella’s seat, City Hall News reports that the best-funded candidate in the race, City Councilman Domenic Recchia of Brooklyn, who was challenging Fossella long before the congressman was arrested, called "at least one elected official" and discussed dropping out.

From CHN:

The morning that news broke of Rep. Vito Fossella’s (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) DWI arrest in Arlington, Va., two weeks ago, Council Member Domenic Recchia (D-Brooklyn) called at least one elected official from the district about dropping out of his bid to unseat the incumbent, according to a source familiar with the conversation.

However, Recchia denied that he had ever wavered in his interest in going to Congress.

“Domenic Recchia is still in this race. Domenic Recchia is fighting hard and Domenic Recchia is raising money,” he said, describing himself.


Fossella’s Arrest and Recchia’s Plans