From The Hill:
That didn’t take long. After saying “Rush Limbaugh is meaningless to me” on Thursday, Republican New York Assemblyman Jim Tedisco’s camp walked back the statement on Friday.[…]
Here is the full statement from Tedisco spokesman Adam Kramer
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 opponents appalling support for the AIG bonus loophole. That was his point and any effort to characterize it otherwise is a distortion of the facts.
If this race ends up going all Pete Tong for Republicans, will they rethink the kowtowing to Rush and opposing the stimulus, or will they just fire Michael Steele? And, assuming they do fire the titular head of their party (Steele) and keep kowtowing to Rush, how can they possibly continue to argue that Rush is not the de facto leader of the party?