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Paper Suggests Logical Replacement For Vito Fossella

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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When embattled Rep. Vito Fossella (R-NY), the Staten Island congressman whose recent DUI in Virginia came after a night of partying with an overserved pal and led to the revelation that he fathered the child of a woman other than his wife, causing a torrent of speculation—despite his statements to the contrary—that he would quit or be forced out of office , came to the realization that mounting embarrassments and personal setbacks (such as being forced to move into the room over his sister's garage) made his quixotic campaign for re-election untenable and announced his intention to stand down at the end of his term, it was predicted that Staten Island Republicans would clamor to take his spot. How's that working out?

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