Rep. Gary Ackerman, a Queens and Long Island Democrat generally thought to hold a safe Democratic seat emails supporters:
This past Election Day brought a number of troubling omens for 2010 right here in Queens and Nassau:
· Republicans came away with both Queens City Council seats in my District
· Democrats lost control of the Nassau County Legislature
· The seemingly invincible Democratic Nassau County Executive lost what was viewed as unwinnable seat for the Republicans
Outside of New York, Republicans replaced progressive Democrats as Governors in New Jersey and Virginia. They’ve shown they can win in our community.
Now they’re gunning for me!
I can’t take anything for granted. I need your help!
Hey dude, not only are the Republicans gunning for you, but there's an excellent chance that you will also have a primary to deal with. Enjoy. I know I will!