Fwd: CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY ON GEORGE OROS
- Update on Operation Over"Hall"
--- GOPNR@... wrote:
> From: GOPNR@..._http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=news-000002700576_
> Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 17:24:39 EDT
> Subject: CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY ON GEORGE OROS
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> A New Challenger for New Yorkâs Hall
> _By Marie Horrigan, CQ Staff_
> First-term Democratic congressman and 1970s pop
> star _John Hall_
> of New Yorkâs 19th(http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=district-NY-19)
> Congressional District once again has serious
> competition for his re-election
> 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 stateâs
> 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.
> âI 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,â he told
> CQ Politics. âWeâll get done what we need to
> get done.â
> 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 âout
> of touch and out of control, and I want to bring
> measure to that and bring
> the peopleâs voice back to the House.â
> CQ Politics _rates the race_
> Leans Democrat.(http://travel.aol.com/travel-guide/united-states?ncid=aoltrv00030000000016)
> The primary is Sept. 9.
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