Reason number 11 to vote for Michael Arcuri is crass, but then, some people operate on a very crass level when it comes to politics.
The fact is that, if Michael Arcuri gets elected to the House of Representatives, he will have more power there than Ray Meier would.
Both would start out as a relatively weak freshman, but Ray Meier would have the double burden of starting out with the extra burden of being a a member of the minority party.
It's becoming increasingly clear that the Democrats are going to take back the House of Representatives. It's the Democratic Party that will be able to set the agenda in the House, and Michael Arcuri could be part of that powerful new majority, better able to bring money home to the 24th District.
It's not the kind of thing that motivates my vote, but to some people, it's the most important reason to vote for a congressional candidate.