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Friday, February 20, 2009

20th CD Race update

This was an exciting week for Democratic candidate for Congress, Scott Murphy. He earned the endorsements of several key Democratic leaders including Senator Chuck Schumer, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Representative Paul Tonko as well as the support of PEF, the Working Families Party and Citizen Action.

Read about the endorsements:

Senator Schumer
Senator Gillibrand
Majority Leader Hoyer
Working Families Party

Republican candidate Jim Tedisco also took heat for his refusal to tell voters whether he would’ve voted “yes” or “no” to the economic recovery bill. The Times Union editorial board called on Tedisco to “Take a Stand:”

“Sometime between now and an election tentatively set for March 31, James Tedisco has to take a stand on the $787 billion economic stimulus that Congress passed last week and President Obama just signed into law. How else can the voters of the 20th Congressional District begin to judge whether he's the best candidate to fill what had been Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's seat in the House?”

Read the full editorial