Tedisco & Murphy Tied… Precisely
I’ve heard of close races: The state board’s Web site posted the latest unofficial results Friday afternoon, showing Tedisco and Democrat Scott Murphy with 77,225 votes each — a political anomaly about as rare as a two-headed calf. Unofficial results election night gave Murphy about a 60-vote lead. Friday’s tally almost certainly won’t stand because of the ongoing recanvass of the machines used on Election | Read More »
These Are the Stakes
Next Tuesday, March 31, voters in New York’s 20th Congressional District will choose who will represent them in the House. Will they elect a newcomer out of touch with the the threats America faces? If you live in New York’s 20th Congressional District, make sure to get to the polls next Tuesday.
Politico: GOP Sees Opportunity in Northeast
I wrote yesterday about the most recent New York poll showing both Governor Paterson and Senator Gillibrand in trouble in their 2010 re-election bids. The Politico notes that these races are just one part of a what seems to be a hopeful GOP resurgence in the region: In Connecticut, there is an unexpected opportunity to unseat veteran Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) in 2010. In New | Read More »
Scott Murphy’s Extreme Views
Kirsten Gillibrand broke the traditional GOP hold on New York’s 20th Congressional district by making a name for herself as a conservative Democrat. When local Democrats nominated Scott Murphy in the race to succeed her, they said they did so because Murphy was cut from the same cloth. But Scott Murphy clearly hasn’t learned anything from the shared experience of New Yorkers about the war | Read More »
Jim Tedisco Leads by 12 In NY-20 Poll
This is the latest polling in the race to succeed Kirsten Gillibrand: The first independent poll in the special House election to replace now-Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) shows that Republicans have a strong chance of taking back Gillibrand’s upstate seat.
Democrat Candidate Fudges Biography
Update: you can watch Assemblyman Tedisco’s announcement video here. In the race to replace now-Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the Democrats have nominated a wealthy newcomer to the region. But he won’t admit he’s a newcomer. Instead, he stresses having lived in New York since ‘the early ’90s,’ when the truth is that he was living in Missouri as recently as the year 2000. Truth be told, | Read More »
$20 for 20
In 1992 the Republican party lost control of the White House, the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Political commentators asked whether the party was likely to matter in the near future, or be consigned to long-term irrelevance. Yet the inexperienced new president put too much trust in Congressional liberals to set his agenda, failed to properly vet high-level nominees, and embarked on a | Read More »
What Is It with Democrats and Taxes?
I wrote yesterday about Scott Murphy — the Democrat candidate for Kirsten Gillibrand’s old House seat. I pointed out that he was trying to send part of his resume down the memory hole — suddenly erasing from his biography his role in starting an Indian rival to Ebay. I pointed out that he’d also had problems paying his taxes in the past. But now I | Read More »
Democrats Consider Wall Street Venture Capitalist for Congress
According to several news outlets, Democrats in New York’s 20th Congressional District may today choose their nominee for the upcoming Congressional race to fill the seat of Kirsten Gillibrand. And it looks like they may come up with a well-heeled candidate who can fund his own race. Scott Murphy is a managing director of Advantage Capital Partners, a venture capital firm that has more than | Read More »
NY Headed for Special Election?
Roll Call reports on the widely-anticipated announcement of Representative Kirsten Gillibrand’s elevation to the Senate, and the special election that is likely to follow. This looks like an excellent opportunity for a Republican pickup — as the district is reported to have a Republican advantage of roughly 3 points: