Councilman picked to run for Fossella seat

Staten Island Democrats on Wednesday chose city Councilman Michael McMahon to run for the Congressional seat of Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.).Fossella had previously announced that

BROOKLYN - Staten Island Democrats on Wednesday chose city Councilman Michael McMahon to run for the Congressional seat of Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.).

Fossella had previously announced that he would not seek re-election after a few well-publicized incidents that included a drunken-driving arrest.

McMahon has represented the North Shore of Staten Island in the City Council since 2002.

He will be running against fellow Democrat Stephen Harrison, a Brooklyn lawyer.

Despite the endorsement, Harrison has vowed he'll stay in the race until the Sept. 9 Democratic primary.

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