House GOP Candidate: Nothing I Said Should Be Construed As Criticizing Rush

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There really is no dismissing Rush Limbaugh, is there? Earlier today, in the special election for Kirsten Gillibrand’s old House seat, Republican candidate Jim Tedisco declared that “Rush Limbaugh is meaningless to me.”

Now, Tedisco’s campaign has released a statement clarifying what he meant:

“Jim’s comments were in response to a question about what voters are asking him about on the campaign trail. So far, the concerns he has been hearing from voters on the campaign trail have been local in nature, such as his support for lower property taxes, fiscal responsibility, and his opponent’s appalling support for the AIG bonus loophole. That was his point and any effort to characterize it otherwise is a distortion of the facts.”

Late Update: The DCCC’s statement ridiculing Tedisco is available after the jump.

Tedisco to Rush Limbaugh: I’m sorry!

Add career Albany politician Jim Tedisco to the list of spineless Republicans who can’t stand up to their leader – Rush Limbaugh. Just hours after it was reported that Tedisco said, “Rush Limbaugh is meaningless to me,” Tedisco quickly apologized to the de facto Republican leader. Tedisco follows in a long line of Washington Republicans who are too afraid to stand up to Rush Limbaugh.

“It’s just like Jim Tedisco, a career Albany politician, to talk tough and then whimper an apology to Rush Limbaugh even though Limbaugh wants President Obama to fail during America’s economic crisis,” said Jennifer Crider, Communications Director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Tedisco once again showed his true colors: he won’t stand up to Republican leader Rush Limbaugh, he certainly won’t stand up for Upstate families worried about keeping their jobs.”

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