01 August, 2006

Doings In District 19; Hall Endorsed by Local DFA Branch, Kelly Challenges Working Family Party's Right To Spot on Ballot


Democracy for Westchester, a local branch of Democracy for America, announced today it is backing John Hall in his battle with three other candidates for the Democratic nomination for Congress from New York's 19th district.

Alan Goldston, chairman of Democracy for Westchester, said Hall stands tall in a strong field of candidates being offered by the Democrats.

"(Hall) brings a sense of mission, a command of the issues, and a depth of personal experience that places him clearly above a good field of candidates," Goldston said.

KELLY FILES SUIT TO KEEP WORKING FAMILIES PARTY OFF THE BALLOT

Rep. Sue Kelly has filed suit to keep Working Families Party candidate Alex Eiseman off the general election ballot in the 19th District.

Kelly is the incumbent Republican who faces four Democratic challengers in addition to Eiseman.

Mike Morey, spokesman for the grassroots group Take19, said in a press release today Kelly's move smacks of desperation.

"For an incumbent Republican to try to
interfere with a minor party line like
the Working Families Party is highly
unusual.

It makes you wonder whether her internal
polling is telling her that she's behind
in this race,even before a Democratic
challenger has been chosen."
Take19 was organized for the purpose of defeating Kelly this fall and hasn't made an endorsement in the Democratic primary race.

A Kelly spokesman told the blog Politics on the Hudson her campaign suspects the WFP petitioned to hold a line for a Democrat in November.



0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home