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 LoweyBy Gerald McKinstry
The Journal News, October 5, 2008She`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.