Skip to comments.Vito repeato? GOP taps Fossella
Posted on 05/21/2010 4:00:00 AM PDT by Scanian
In a startling move, the Staten Island Republican Party last night nominated scandal-scarred ex-Rep. Vito Fossella for his old seat -- even though he wasn't even there.
By a vote of 23-4, the GOP selected Fossella over candidates Michael Allegretti, a businessman, and Michael Grimm, a former US Marshal, to challenge Democratic Rep. Michael McMahon in November.
Fossella, who served five terms in Congress, decided not to run for reelection in 2008 after he was arrested for drunken driving in Virginia -- and admitted he was there to see his mistress, a retired Air Force colonel, and their love child.
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What is the GOP THINKING?
time for the people in Staten Island to take back the party there. Its pretty sad when this is the best they think they have to offer.
That move certainly sounds like the GOP we come to know and love. What a bunch of wild and crazy guys.
we need to have the next Tea Party march on GOP HEADQUARTERS
Where’s that picture of the WTF cat? This is definitely one of those moments.
You have got to be kidding me? Are you sure this isn’t satire?
This is actually quite a smart move. Not enough Republicans on S.I., they need to grab some Dem votes. Resumé enhancement and all ...
Thinking requires an operative brain stem... repubic leadership has none.
They are going for the democrat vote.
Get ready — the GOP is working to make sure that the dems do not lose big in November. These are the same people who brough us McCain and (sp) Scollafaza or whatever that RINO’s name was in district 23.
The GOP is truly ignorant of how to win elections. It’s a good thing fro them that so many now loath the dems.
Hell no! I live on Staten Island. I will not vote for a known drunk driver and a known philanderer!
No thinking involved. An utter lack of principle coupled with a win at any cost attitude.
Bad ideas, this is not the kind of candidates should represent “conservative” ideology.