Manhattan Democrats are so unhappy with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's move to the right and her budding relationship with conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch that they are turning their backs on her campaign for re-election to the U.S. Senate.
"She is not in Arkansas anymore," Yayoi Tsuchitani, campaign chairwoman of the Village Independent Democrats told the New York Daily News, which reports that her group voted this month to back Jonathan Tasini, Clinton's little-known Democratic challenger for her Senate seat.
"This is New York we are dealing with, and the majority of New Yorkers are against the war," Tsuchitani added.
According to the Daily News, the Downtown Independent Democrats also voted recently to endorse Tasini, an anti-war 49-year-old freelance writer and longtime labor organizer from upper Manhattan. . . .
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