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Vito Fossella, Former Congressman With Second Family, May Run Again

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Is disgraced former Rep. Vito Fossella thinking of running for his old seat?

The Staten Island Republican chose not to seek reelection in 2008 after a simple (but serious) DWI arrest revealed that Fossella had a second family, complete with love child, living in a Virginia suburb.

Writes Politico:

...In recent weeks Fossella has been weighing a run for the seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Mike McMahon, with the kickoff for ballot petitions fast approaching and the political climate unsettled nationwide.

A Staten Island Republican executive committee candidate screening that was set to take place this week was pushed back supposedly because it conflicted with a Tea Party screening, the sources said, but several Richmond County sources believe it was done to buy Fossella time to make a decision.

While he has denied any intention to run again, a GOP operative claims that Fossella and his surrogates have been trying to keep people from supporting his would-be competition Michael Grimm.

If he does decide to run, Fossella better hope that people stop making John Edwards jokes.