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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Republican Tedisco loses ground

In less than three weeks, there will be a big special election in Upstate New York. This election will fill the House seat left vacant by Secretary Hillary Clinton's successor in the U.S. Senate, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. The choice is clear – Democratic candidate Scott Murphy, who will be a strong ally of President Obama in Congress versus Republican Jim Tedisco, another out-of-touch 'just say no' Republican. In a district with a significant Republican enrollment edge, Democrat Scott Murphy has slashed Tedisco's 21-point lead to just four, 45%-41%.