– “I just don’t think I could take another day asking another donor for another dollar. Fundraising is just a relentless regimen.”
– We need to “reform campaign finance that in so many respects, I think, stacks the deck against those everyday Americans.”
– “I may endorse (someone to succeed) at some point, but right now I just want to see how things develop.”
About Congressman Steven Israel
Congressman Steven Israel is the United States Representative for New York’s 3rd congressional district, serving in the United States Congress since 2001. The district includes portions of northern Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, as well as a tiny portion of Queens in New York City. He is a member of the Democratic Party and was head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee until November 2014. The Congressman has just now published a novel, “The Global War on Morris: A Novel” a satirical, political parody of the NSA surveillance program, set mostly on Long Island. Congressman Israel has announced he is leaving the Congress this year to write another book.
- Rep. Israel: I’m leaving Congress because of fundraising – The Hill (http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/266177-rep-israel-fundraising-is-why-im-leaving-congress)
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