NY-29 shocker? Randy Kuhl, beaten at fundraising, may retire
by Mike Pridmore, Fri Feb 01, 2008 at 01:36:01 PM EST
The Big News in NY-29 today is the fourth quarter fundraising by Netroots Superstar Eric Massa. He outraised his opponent Randy Kuhl for the third straight quarter. Both NY state blog The Albany Project and local blogs like Rochester Turning have this part of the story. From October 1st to December 31st, 2007, Massa raised a total of $267,960.18, bringing his campaign war chest of cash on hand to $414,603.90. Kuhl raised $156,736 in Q4 and has $326,513 cash on hand. More on the flip.
The fundraising report is not really a big surprise since Eric Massa has beaten Kuhl in that department for three straight quarters. But more big new comes from DC via Real Clear Politics:
And Washington has been buzzing lately about another New Yorker, Rep. Randy Kuhl, whose spokeswoman pointedly refused to confirm or deny retirement rumors - or that an announcement of any kind was imminent - when asked by RCP.
These rumors have been circulating about Kuhl for some time now but the more difficult it looks for Republicans in November the more likely he is to retire. Kuhl barely won last time and Massa, who barely stopped after the narrow loss, seems to be building more momentum with each passing week.