Could Immigration Make Nita Lowey Lose To Jim Russell?
October 07, 2008, 07:29 PM
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Jim Russell is the author of Breach of Faith: American Churches and the Immigration Crisis. (Joe Guzzardi discussed it here.) He's also running for Congress, which doesn't have enough authors in it. He's running against Nita Lowey in Westchester County, where immigration is pretty bad.
Immigration foe makes run at Lowey

By Gerald McKinstry The Journal News, October 5, 2008

She's a 10-term incumbent with a $1.1 million war chest.

He's a semiretired computer consultant with $19,000 in campaign debt from previous races and a candidate for a congressional district that spans parts of Westchester and Rockland counties in which there are 72,000 more Democrats than Republicans.

So does Jim Russell, a conservative Republican running against Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Harrison, actually think he can win?

"I think she might be surprised what people are saying," Russell said last week in an interview with The Journal News. "It's a very unpredictable election season. If that picks up, there could be massive dissatisfaction.

"Twenty years of Nita Lowey is enough," he said. "I just don't think she's done a good job."[More]

Nita Lowey has an F- rating on immigration from NumbersUSA. On border control, about the best you can say is that she's not actually in favor of tunnels under the border, since she voted yes on a bill to prevent tunnels. However, she also voted no on a lot of fence bills.