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DCCC Issues Half-hearted Apology to GOP Congressional Candidate (look at this guy)
Townhall ^ | may 17, 2014 | Daniel Doherty

Posted on 05/17/2014 10:13:57 AM PDT by amnestynone

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is distancing itself from a staffer-approved email blast accusing New York State Senator and GOP congressional candidate Lee Zeldin of cowardice for refusing to publicly endorse -- or disavow -- the Paul Ryan budget plan. Zeldin is a veteran of the Iraq War. Two days ago when the story first broke, the National Republican Congressional Committee immediately demanded the organization apologize. Last night they finally did...sort of:

Democrats on Friday disowned a campaign email that called a Republican Iraq War veteran who's seeking to challenge Rep. Tim Bishop a "coward" for not taking a stand on a controversial House GOP federal budget proposal.

The email sent by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Wednesday also superimposed the face of the veteran, state Sen. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), on a picture of the Cowardly Lion from "The Wizard of Oz."

Both Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington), the DCCC chairman, and Bishop (D-Southampton) rejected the email after Zeldin condemned it on Fox News as a "shameful attack."

"Rep. Israel was not shown the comments used to describe Iraq War veteran Lee Zeldin before they were sent out by DCCC staffers. He not only disagrees with these comments, but strongly condemns them," said his aide Samantha Slater.

"Bishop would not have used those words nor does he approve of them," said his campaign manager Keith Davies. He said Bishop has "enormous respect and gratitude" for Zeldin's military service. Still, as of this writing the email blast/blog post accusing Zeldin of cowardice has not been taken down from its website nor has the controversial tweet been deleted. The NRCC’s Andrew Clark released the following statement:

“Steve Israel and the DCCC should know by now that actions speaker louder than words. Will the DCCC and their spokesman actually take down and delete their condemned attacks? Or will their offensive attacks on Lee Zeldin’s character stay up?” You can read my exclusive interview with Sen. Zeldin about this controversy here

TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bishopelection; newyork
Forget about the controversy look at this guys background. I think he is another Tom cotton and is almost maybe to good to be true. He graduated from Law Schoool and college a year earlier and is thus obviusly very smart. He passed the bar exam when he was 23 yo. Instead of practicing some law in some plush laws firm. He entered the Army reserves and is now a Major. He is jewish. He won a state Senate seat over an incumbent Dem in 2008 a Dem year. This guy could become President and he is one of ours. Look him up in wikipedia. He will win if he gets our support.
1 posted on 05/17/2014 10:13:57 AM PDT by amnestynone
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Lee Zeldin On Comprehensive Immigration Reform:

I do support requiring them to step out of the shadows and enter into the adjudication process where they undergo background checks, pay taxes, learn English and live in the open under a status where they provide for themselves. Some of those now living in the shadows will not be allowed to stay in the U.S. due to existing criminal status in their home country. But getting these 11 million out of the shadows is a start.

Hey Lee, what about the ID Fraud/Felonies they have committed here in the U.S.?
2 posted on 05/17/2014 10:41:04 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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