GRITtv speaks with two progressive Congressional candidates swimming upstream, who talk about a new perspective on winning for the Democratic Party in 2008. With the Republicans in disarray in New York’s 13th Congressional District – a DWI arrest and recently disclosed love child booting long-term incumbent Vito Fossella from the race -Democrat Steve Harrison, who came closer than any Democrat in 2006 to taking the seat without DCCC support, is running hard in 2008 to capture the nomination. And in New Jersey’s 1st District, in a case of marital tag-teaming – while husband, Rob is challenging Frank Lautenberg for the Senate, Camille Andrews is the prototypical placeholder candidate with the DCCC stamp of approval for the House. Her challenger and first-time Congressional candidate, Dr. Mahdi Ibn-Ziyad, an African-American Muslim activist and Rutgers professor of ethics and criminal justice join Laura and Steve Harrison for a chat about inside/outside electoral strategy and reality.
|By: Laura Flanders Wednesday May 28, 2008 5:03 pm|