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  • Norma Segal
    Update on Operation Over Hall ... _http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=news-000002700576_ ...
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 11, 2008
      Update on Operation Over"Hall"
      --- GOPNR@... wrote:

      > From: GOPNR@...
      > Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 17:24:39 EDT
      > Subject: CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY ON GEORGE OROS
      > To: 214events@...
      >
      >
      _http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=news-000002700576_
      >
      >
      (http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=news-000002700576)
      >
      >
      > A New Challenger for New York’s Hall
      > _By Marie Horrigan, CQ Staff_
      >
      (http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?parm1=5&docID=news-000002700576##)
      >
      > First-term Democratic congressman and 1970s pop
      > star _John Hall_
      >
      (http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=profile-000000026049)
      > of New York’s 19th
      > Congressional District once again has serious
      > competition for his re-election
      > bid.
      > The Republican leader of the Westchester County
      > Legislature, George Oros,
      > Wednesday became the only top-tier candidate for
      > the Hudson Valley district. It
      > has lacked a strong Republican contender since
      > businessman Andrew Saul
      > abruptly dropped from the race in November, citing
      > personal issues, after
      > campaigning for one year.
      > Oros joins Iraq War veteran Kieran Michael Lalor in
      > competing for the
      > Republican nomination. Lalor has struggled to keep
      > up with fundraising in the race;
      > both Hall and Saul broke the $1 million mark in
      > 2007 (the most recent
      > figures available) Saul with the benefit of a
      > $650,000 loan to his own campaign.
      > In making his announcement Wednesday, Oros was
      > flanked by former Gov. George
      > E. Pataki and Sue Kelly, who represented the
      > district for a dozen years,
      > indicating strong support from the state’s
      > Republican establishment.
      > Speaking after his announcement Wednesday, Oros
      > acknowledged he was entering
      > the field relatively late, but said he expected to
      > get the support he needed
      > to win the election.
      > “I liken myself to one of those airplanes that
      > leaves the gate late and then
      > just gets a nice tailwind and ends up getting there
      > on time anyway,” he told
      > CQ Politics. “We’ll get done what we need to
      > get done.”
      > Hall unseated Kelly in 2006 with 51 percent of the
      > vote, aided by an
      > anti-Republican and anti-incumbent tide that swept
      > Congress nationwide. Oros said
      > that despite lofty promises from the new Democratic
      > majority, Congress was “out
      > of touch and out of control, and I want to bring
      > measure to that and bring
      > the people’s voice back to the House.”
      > CQ Politics _rates the race_
      >
      (http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=district-NY-19)
      > Leans Democrat.
      > The primary is Sept. 9.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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