After Bill Owen’s win in NY’s 23rd Congressional District, the Republicans have set their sights on winning 3 seats back from Democrats who had unseated Republicans in the 2008 elections. From yesterday’s D&C:
Owens’ win followed three Democratic victories a year earlier in the Southern Tier, the Rochester-Syracuse area and the New York City borough of Staten Island, districts previously represented by Republicans.
As a result, Republicans now hold just two of the state’s 29 House seats and neither Senate seat.
But that will change in 2010, the National Republican Congressional Committee says.
NRCC officials are spotlighting an ophthalmologist from Westchester County, the mayor of Corning and a businessman from Eastern Long Island as the party’s best bets for regaining congressional seats next November.
It’s pretty sad when the GOP has to pin it’s hopes on the likes of the Mayor of Corning, Tom “I’m not a politician” Reed. Ignorance reigns in the Republican party, but we Homo sapiens are not a smart bunch, and you know every trick in the tea-bagging, birther, 9-12ing book will be used to unseat our progressive congressman in the 29th. So, put on your boots (although waders might be more appropriate) and prepare to do battle.