With Republicans already targeting the 19th Congressional District for 2008, Rep. John Hall can probably expect lots of criticism as the House moves through the fall session.
Some of that criticism came today from one of Hall’s potential opponents, Peekskill Republican Kieran Lalor. He released a press release blasting the Democrat for not condeming an ad run by MoveOn.org this week that attacks Gen. David Petraeus.
Lalor, a recent law school graduate and Iraqi war veteran who has not formally declared a candidacy, notes that Petraeus was raised in nearby Cornwall, which is located within the boundaries of the 19th District.Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m shocked that Hall has not defended this man who is perhaps the most prominent
person from the 19th District and who has a reputation that is beyond reproach,” Lalor said.
The press release also described Hall as being devoted to a U.S. defet in Iraq and said the congressman has “stealthily stabbed our military and veterans in the back his