GOP Wants Comeback For DWI Congressman With Secret Family
Former Staten Island Congressman Vito Fossella (right), who left office after he was stopped for DWI and it was discovered he had a secret family, is being asked by New York Republicans to run again.
Republicans are so nervous about Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm’s (pictured, left) re-election chances that they’ve quietly reached out to former GOP Congressman Vito Fossella — who quit five years ago after confessing to having a secret second family — to make a comeback for his old seat, The Post has learned…
Fossella, 48, told The Post that he has been contacted by local and national Republicans — including former congressional colleagues and other D.C. power brokers — to sound out his interest in returning to Congress.
“There are significant people who have approached me to run,” Fossella said. “They say I did a good job and should enter the public arena again…
He then confessed to having a secret second life, fathering a child in an extramarital affair with a retired Air Force lieutentant colonel.
Fossella did not seek re-election that year.
Now a managing director at Al D’Amato’s lobbying firm, Park Strategies, Fossella has since reconciled with his first family.