NY-26: Hochul Wins By Tarring Corwin With the GOP Medicare Phase-Out Budget

By: Wednesday May 25, 2011 6:10 am

Democrat Kathy Hochul’s victory in NY-26 last night shows the impact of a tremendous House GOP overreach, one that could easily cost them control of the chamber next year. The fact that third-party candidate Jack Davis only took 9% of the vote, and yet Hochul still was able to win comfortably, shows that he was [...]

NY-26: Corwin Gets Court Order to Stop Certification of Race

By: Tuesday May 24, 2011 1:50 pm

The special election in NY-26, which has been dominated by headlines about the Paul Ryan budget to end Medicare, will end at 9pm ET tonight. Jane Corwin isn’t waiting to take precautions: she’s already got herself a court order barring certification of a winner. Jane L. Corwin this afternoon obtained a court order from State [...]

NY-26: Desperate Corwin Flip-Flops on Medicare Phase-Out

By: Monday May 23, 2011 6:21 am

A second poll confirms that Kathy Hochul is likely to win the special election tomorrow in NY-26, an upset pickup in a red district in upstate New York. Like the Siena poll, Public Policy Polling finds that Hochul has increased her lead over Jane Corwin even as third-party candidate Jack Davis drops off. In the [...]

NY-26: Hochul Maintains Lead Even As Davis Fades

By: Saturday May 21, 2011 8:04 am

The presence of Tea Party candidate Jack Davis always distorted whatever meaning we would be able to take from the Congressional race in upstate New York to replace Craigslist Chris Lee. Democrat Kathy Hochul was in a dead heat with Republican Jane Corwin in this red district because Davis took more votes from the Republicans, [...]

NY-26: DCCC Ad Previews 2012 Election Message

By: Friday May 13, 2011 9:10 am

The above ad from the DCCC is the blueprint for the 2012 election. You can just swap out the names and expect it in every competitive House district in the country. Republicans will call it “Mediscare,” accuse Democrats of demagoguery, and fib about what the Paul Ryan budget actually does. But they know this works. [...]

NY-26: Outside Money Pours In as Hochul Vows to Protect Safety Net

By: Wednesday May 11, 2011 7:55 am

Both sides have gotten off the sidelines and started to spend money in the surprisingly close NY-26 special election between Republican Jane Corwin, Democrat Kathy Hochul and Tea Party candidate Jack Davis. After polls showed the race in the red district within reach for the Democrat, thanks to the third party effort of Davis taking [...]

NY-26: Democrat Hochul Takes the Lead in Poll

By: Monday May 9, 2011 12:03 pm

In a poll from Daily Kos and SEIU, Democrat Kathy Hochul has taken the lead in the NY-26 special election which will be held on May 24. The election replaces Craigslist Chris Lee, who resigned earlier in the year. Republican Jane Corwin was considered a shoo-in for the seat in the historically Republican district, but [...]

NY-26: Corwin Sagging Under Weight of Paul Ryan Medicare Plan

By: Friday May 6, 2011 12:35 pm

Though the New York Times article doesn’t get around to the presence of the Tea Party’s Jack Davis being a major factor in the closeness of the NY-26 race in upstate New York until the very end of the article, they’re not wrong in writing that Paul Ryan’s Medicare privatization plan, since shelved by the [...]

NY-26: Democrat Within Striking Distance in Red Seat on Strength of Opposition to Ryan Budget

By: Friday April 29, 2011 8:45 am

There are two special elections coming up in May. One is here in my Congressional district to replace Jane Harman. And it’s a top-two primary with 16 candidates, so it’s almost certain we won’t know the final result until a runoff in July. The other race is in NY-26, to replace Craigslist Chris Lee. That’s [...]

Angry Town Halls Continue to Dog House Republican Supporters of the Ryan Budget

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 10:38 am

  If Republicans aren’t starting to get the impression that they severely miscalculated by passing the Ryan budget, the media has come around to noticing. Witness this story from the paper of record. In central Florida, a Congressional town meeting erupted into near chaos on Tuesday as attendees accused a Republican lawmaker of trying to [...]

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