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Update: GOP drops support for Russell’s campaign


Westchester County Republican Chairman Doug Colety has not responded to a call regarding Jim Russell’s candidacy against Rep. Nita Lowey, and Russell’s essay, unearthed by Politico, against interracial marriage and integration.

State Republican Party spokesman Alex Carey said: “We certainly don’t support Jim’s viewpoints espoused in that article, and condemn all of his racist and ethnocentric viewpoints espoused in there. In terms of actions taken, that’s a local issue, and chairman Colety and the county GOP have decisions to make with regard to whether to continue endorsing Mr. Russell.”


Westchester County Republicans are withdrawing support for Russell.
“We’re going to pull the plug on him immediately,” said Westchester GOP Chairman Doug Colety, who is also a county Board of Elections commissioner. He said he wanted to remove Russell from the ballot altogether but was unsure if that is possible.
Russell, who lives in Hawthorne, had been endorsed by the GOP for the second time in a row to run against Lowey in the 18th District.
“We were unaware of any of this,” Colety said, referring to the essay.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 4:40 pm by Leah Rae. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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