When it comes to the 11th Congressional District and Al Sharpton, all Recchia has to know is this: He's against Sharpton ! Not difficult -- Simple !
Domenic Recchia didn't catch this one on the fly, let's see if he gets it on one, two or three bounces...
According to a late-breaking story by Azi Paybarah on the blog, Capital, "Democratic congressional candidate Domenic Recchia said he’s not yet taking a position on Al Sharpton's planned August 23 march across Verrazano Bridge, which critics warn may “paralyze” Staten Island, where a majority of voters in the 11th congressional district live...." ( See "Recchia handles Sharpton march gingerly" by Azi Paybarah, 8/7/14, Capital New York [http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/city-hall/2014/08/8550361/recchia-handles-sharpton-march-gingerly]).
Recchia's opponent, Congressman Michael Grimm, was quicker to stand up to Sharpton's "Mau Mauing..." "The Man." Kudos to Grimm for that.
Isn't this Sharpton stuff just getting so old. Domenic Recchia doesn't deserve to go to the U.S. Congress if all he is going to be is some "flak catcher" to the Al Sharptons of this world. Twenty-fifth anniversary of Yusef Hawkins - A March over the Verrazano Bridge -- What an OUTRAGEOUS SLANDER on Italian-Americans in Brooklyn and Staten Island. If Recchia stands-by for this without standing up for the people of the district he's running in, I think he's done.
As people who check out this blog know, I have no love for the incumbent GOP-Conservative Party Congressman; but so far, Grimm said more right things about this Sharpton March than Recchia.