Originally posted in Ballot Access News
The incumbent Republican Congressman in New Yorkâ€™s 13th district, Vito Fossella, is not running for re-election. Last month, the Republican Party leadership choice for the seat, Francis H. Powers, died unexpectedly. Republican leaders are still not settled on a new nominee. However, some Republican leaders in the Brooklyn part of the district favor Paul Atanasio, who is a registered Conservative Party member. Some Republican leaders in the Staten Island part of the district favor Carmine Morano, who is a registered member of the Independence Party. Thanks to Bill Van Allen for this news.
IPR readers may also remember coverage of the race in that district, as
the NYLP rejected the candidacy of the junior Francis Powers.