Wednesday, March 3, 2010


... amid allegations he sexually harassed a male staffer.

Won't run for re-election.   Conference call at 3:30 this afternoon.

Update - 4:10 pm
Massa gives health as the reason.   Politico reports "several House aides on both sides of the aisle" say the House Ethics Committee has been informed of the harassment allegations.

The Congressman read a prepared statement, but would not take questions from reporters.

Update - 4:25 pm
Massa has asked Hornel Mayor Shawn Hogan to run in his place as the Democratic candidate.


AllanBlockhead said...

Philbrick, looking forward to your commentary on this one...

Philbrick said...

Maybe we'll have something to say about consequences on the Republican side.

For anything about this congressional district we look to the expert, the estimable Rottenchester of The Fighting 29th.