Obama Sways Congressman to Pass on New York Senate Democratic Primary

It’s rare for a president to inject himself into statewide politics and a host of New York political insiders with ties to several House Democrats say they’re angry that Obama even got involved

Israel was poised to announce his candidacy until the president intervened with a Friday afternoon phone call in an effort to clear the field for Gillibrand, a source told FOX News, calling the move “messy.”

“This is a tough, heartfelt decision for me. I have received encouragement to pursue this fight from all corners of our great state,” Israel said in a statement.

The senators solicited Obama’s assistance to help Gillibrand avoid a competitive primary in 2010, a Democratic New York source told FOX News.
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What do you think, is it ok for a president to get in the middle of a State campaign?

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2 comments on “Obama Sways Congressman to Pass on New York Senate Democratic Primary

  1. It happens. I think Bush endorsed Specter over Toomey in the 04 primary, in PA. Big mistake.

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