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Vito Fossella

Vito John Fossella, Jr. is a U.S. Republican politician from the state of New York who formerly represented the state's 13th Congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives for six terms, from 1997 to 2009 serving as the lone Republican from New York City. Fossella, a Staten Island native, was born to a family that included several politicians. Fossella initially took office in 1997, after winning a special election held to replace the resigning Susan Molinari.
As a result of a DUI arrest in Alexandria, Virginia on May 1, 2008, followed by the public disclosure a week later that he had had an affair with Laura Fay, a retired US Air Force lieutenant colonel, that had resulted in a three-year-old child while Fossella was married, he announced on his official website on May 20 that he had chosen to serve out the remainder of his term, which ended on January 3, 2009, but decided not to run for re-election. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Local Grimm Supporters Say Indictment Not a Game Changer
2014-04-28
Back in 2008, then Congressman Vito Fossella was forced to resign after an arrest for drunk driving led to revelations that the married lawmaker had fathered a child with another woman. That memory was still fresh for some, who say the latest news ...
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    Analysis: Staten Island politics at crossroads as indictment looms over GOP ...
    2014-04-27
    Vito Fossella's implosion in 2008 led to a loss of a House seat that the party had held for three decades. There was a period of calm under former chairman Robert Scamardella, when Grimm wrested the congressional seat back. But that all collapsed when ...
    (SILive.com)
    1. Grim Day for New York Republican

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    Cuomo Hires GOP Strategist as Adviser
    2014-03-12
    She also worked on Republican Joe Lhota's losing campaign for mayor last year, and she worked for ex-Staten Island Congressman Vito Fossella, according to the New York Post. Republican analyst Jake Menges praised Cuomo for hiring Del Percio, saying, ...
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    1. Cuomo hires Republican as 'special advisor'

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    Grimm and bear it: Staten Island's congressman roasts in the white-hot ...
    2014-01-29
    Vito Fossella, said that those who go into public life "accept a higher set of standards, by definition." In 2011, while serving as public advocate, de Blasio called for the release of law enforcement documents regarding an incident in which then-FBI ...
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    1. Grimm apologizes for threatening reporter

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    Vito Fossella Floats Rumors That 'Significant' GOPers Want Him To Challenge ...
    2013-12-12
    But today's hot-hot rumor, the New York Post's Carl Campanile reports, is that Republicans are "nervous" the investigation could hurt Grimm's reelection chances, and they have "quietly reached out to former GOP Congressman Vito Fossella" as a possible ...
    (Huffington Post)
    1. Grimm Campaign Denounces 'Planted' Fossella Comeback Report
    2. GOP dislikes sitting congressman, eyes DWI pol with secret family
    3. NY11 – Grimm, State GOP Deny Reports About Replacing Him With Vito Fossella

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    Catsimatidis says 'City Council is about to put handcuffs on our police!'
    2013-08-21
    "The City Council is about to put handcuffs on our police, instead of the criminals,” Catsimatidis said at a press conference outside City Hall where he was joined by former governor George Pataki and former Bay Ridge congressman Vito Fossella.
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      John Catsimatidis Is The Man For Mayor, George Pataki -- And Vito Fossella ...
      2013-06-21
      "I think people realize that mistakes are made in life, but I think the good things that Vito Fossella has done for Staten Island and New York City far outweigh any negatives," Ryan said. Fossella mulled -- but ultimately nixed -- a possible comeback ...
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      1. John Catsimatidis Is The Man For Mayor, George Pataki — And Vito Fossella ...

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      Former senator Pete Domenici kept son secret for decades
      2013-02-20
      A 2008 drunken driving incident led former congressman Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.) to acknowledge his long-running affair and out-of-wedlock daughter. Essie Mae Washington-Williams, the mixed-race daughter whom Strom Thurmond kept secret for 70 years, ...
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        Ex-Rep. Fossella: Romney Must Articulate His Message
        2012-07-12
        Mitt Romney will win the White House this fall if he can “articulate why he should be the commander in chief” with “very simple and fundamental messages,” former U.S. Congressman Vito Fossella tells Newsmax.TV.
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        1. Ex-Rep. Fossella: US Will Avoid 'Fiscal Cliff' at Last Moment

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