Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Democrat wins New York congressional election

Remember that U.S. House election in upstate New York 2 weeks ago that was so close you could cut it with a poop sword?

This election in eastern New York featured Democrat Scott Murphy and Republican Jim Tedisco.

After all of the Tedisco campaign's maneuvers, such as its illegal calling of absentee voters so they'd know which ballots to disqualify, it's finally time to declare a winner - and this is one call that ain't in the GOP's favor.

Murphy wins. Tedisco utterly lostimated.

This call comes just as it's revealed that Tedisco stupidly challenged Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's ballot, even though Gillibrand lives in the district. The Tedisco campaign's excuse is that they somehow "know" Gillibrand was in the district that day and should not have voted absentee.

The DLC almost cost the Democrats this seat with its Hillary Clinton deal, but in the end, they've hung on - in what was supposedly a Republican district.

(Source: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/4/14/719993/-NY-20:-Tedisco-Camp-Challenges-Sen.-Gillibrands-Ballot)

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