From today’s Buffalo News:
Vice President Cheney and first lady Laura Bush have stumped for incumbent freshman Rep. John R. “Randy” Kuhl of Hammondsport, who has pretty much marched in lock step with the White House. Kuhl served for 24 years as a state legislator and nine years as assistant majority leader in the dysfunctional State Senate before replacing retired Rep. Amo Houghton in this district, which stretches into Western New York’s Southern Tier.
Eric Massa of Corning is the better candidate. He is a retired career naval officer who served as congressional liaison assistant to Gen. Wesley Clark when Clark was Allied commander in Europe and later beat a cancer linked to depleted uranium ammunition exposure while serving on a destroyer during Operation Desert Storm. Massa, a converted Republican running as a Democrat, offers a full range of forcefully articulated positions on issues, a passion to reform health care, concern for his district’s tax-linked dairy problems and valuable perspective on Iraq.