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    From Politico.Well it seem Arcuri's treason will not go unpunished. As soon as the vote is over and there is a candidate I will open and bring here an Actblue account.

    Liberal New York leaders have approached an prominent epidemiologist about challenging Rep. Michael Arcuri from the left over his health care vote.

    "I'm stunned at how many emails and calls I've gotten in hte last 24 hours -- mostly from people on Democratic county committees," Dr. Les Roberts told POLITICO, saying he also received a call this morning from Working Families Party leaders.

    Roberts sought the seat in 2006, then stepped aside for Arcuri.

    Michael Arcuri ran as a health care reform canddiate just a few years ago and this seems very, very out of step with the candidate most people feel they elected," he said. "This is the defining vote in the eyes of the 24th district."

    Roberts, an associate professor at Columbia, is best known for a controversial study in the British journal The Lancet on casualty rates in Iraq.

    He said he's considering running in the Democratic Primary as well as on the Working Families line, and will decide soon.

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