Tuesday, September 11, 2007

NY-25: Jim Walsh To Support Withdrawal

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle will have it tomorrow. From the Editorial Board page;

This just in: Just received an email from our Washington reporter, Erin Kelly, who just got off the phone with Rep. Jim Walsh. She's writing a story for tomorrow's paper that reports the moderate Republican is switching gears and is now calling for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Not only that but Walsh, who visited Iraq during the weekend, says he will no longer support funding the war.

Walsh is the first major New York Republican to come out for withdrawal. If confirmed, he joins four other Republicans, Walter Jones (R-North Carolina), Wayne Gilchrest (R-Maryland), John J. Duncan (R-Tennessee) and Jo Ann Emerson (R-Missouri), who all voted to withdraw troops by April 2008 this past Spring.

Walsh represents a district that includes Syracuse, Irondequoit and part of Rochester that was won by John Kerry in 2004. He narrowly won reelection last year against Dan Maffei, who is running again next year.

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