Jun 26, 2012
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Statement on the New York Congressional Primary Results
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement on the congressional primary results in New York.
“New York’s results today show that Republicans are on the run and ensure Democrats have strong candidates challenging vulnerable Tea Party Republicans in districts across the state, almost all of which were won by President Obama in 2008. While Republicans try to defend their indefensible votes to drastically cut Medicare while protecting tax breaks for millionaires and Big Oil, and corporations that ship jobs overseas instead of standing up for the middle class, Democrats have the opportunity to make big gains across the state.
“Even Speaker John Boehner said that New York Republicans are ‘frankly pretty vulnerable,’ and President Obama leads by more than 20 points across the state. New York Republicans are in trouble and the Democratic Majority would run through the Empire State.”