Massa Dropping Out?

Liz Benjamin is reporting that Eric Massa will drop out of the 2010 race at a 3:30 press conference today. I'm hearing this rumor from multiple sources, also.

It's not clear why he's dropping out. Health is one possibility.

I can't make the press call but I'll report what happened as soon as I can.



Wow. That's all I can say.

Meanwhile the link you posted is updated with this:
"With Massa out of the race, sources in the district speculated that Reed might be pushed aside in favor of a stronger Republican candidate - perhaps Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, who has been mentioned as a potential LG running mate for Rick Lazio."

That makes so little sense I don't even know where to start. In a seat as up-for-grabs as NY-29, why sit on a better candidate?! Wha huh?

Politico reads more & more like a 'daytime drama' script.

Wow is right. I really hope it's not true.

I think Reed has some potential problems of his own, and that a stronger candidate will emerge, though it may not be Maggie Brooks.

As for Eric Massa, what a disappointment.

Well, I just heard on WXXI during a local news break: It's true. Health was cited during the soundbite they played. And then I headed here for details.

So sad---and genuinely shocking. Thank you for 'breaking it' on this blog, or letting us know as quickly as you picked up on it!