Unconvincing Quote of the Day
It might be this, from Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), on why he’s still wavering on the Senate race that he ruled out last year.
[T]o do that, I’d have to give up the House seat. I’d have to run all over the state over the next year, when I couldn’t really be doing anything for homeland security, and I’d have to raise about $30 or $40 million.
Color me unconvinced that King would retire from the House in order to make the race — that’s an extremely rare move for federal candidates, who can transfer their campaign funds easily. And I’m a bit confused about how campaigning would prevent King from “doing anything for homeland security,” when a lot of his role right now is to do media interviews bashing weaknesses in the Department of Homeland Security — not the kind of thing he’d give up during a campaign.