Friday, September 14, 2007

Recchia Rising?

Via Gowanus Lounge's news links, the Post reports that Councilman Domenic Recchia is looking to unseat Congressman Vito Fossella:
The 13th Congressional District encompasses Staten Island and South Brooklyn's Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights and Gravesend neighborhoods. Fossella, a Republican, has represented it since 1997.
Recchia has been a steadfast supporter of enhanced service on the F lines in Brooklyn, specifically supporting the rstoration of F express and extending the V local.

We need more transit supporters in Congress (and fewer Republicans). This is exciting news and we're delighted that Recchia will throw down with Fossella. Last time around, Steve Harrison gave him a good go, getting 43% of the vote despite being outspent 15-1 by Fossella. 2008 is going to be a bad year for Republicans, and this district may well swing to the Democrats.

Harrison, by all accounts a solid guy, is also expected to run in 2008. One thing is certain: It's going to be an interesting couple of years in Brooklyn politics.

1 comment:

Rosalie907 said...

I've taken the F Train forever, from when we had express service to when it was stopped to now. Where has Recchia been on this since he was elected in 2001? All of a sudden about 3 or 4 months ago he makes a statement that we should have express service? What a joke and if you don't see through that I feel sorry for you.
Steve Harrison has been fighter from way back. Twice he was elected President of CB-10. He's fighting against the South Brooklyn Waste Transfer Station, fought for years to get the sea wall repaired and better transportation.
Harrison is running to help people and better our living conditions whereby Recchia is only running because he's term limited in 2009 and looking for his next job.

By the way, did I mention that Recchia doesn't even live in the district?