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Could Immigration Make Nita Lowey Lose To Jim Russell?
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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.