In preparing for his 2010 re-match against Arcuri, Richard is off to a strong start, out-raising his opponent in the first quarter. He is a strong fiscal conservative who is ready to fight Pelosi’s big government, tax and spend agenda in Washington.
As a first time candidate, Richard was able to put together a strong coalition of local support and enough money to pose a serious challenge despite gains made by Democrats across the country. With his challenging Arcuri once again, this will be one of the most competitive seats in 2010. Former President George W. Bush garnered 53% in 2004, and President Obama won the district with only 50% of the vote in 2008. Couple Arcuri’s lack-luster voting record with a Cook PVI rating of R+2, and we’re off to the races.