In what has been described as a "stunning defeat" for the Republican Party, Democrat Kathy Hochul captured a congressional seat held for four decades by Republicans. The special election in upstate New York was widely seen as a referendum on the Republican budget plan to privatize Medicare.
The Buffalo News:
Hochul defeated Republican Jane L. Corwin, a Clarence assemblywoman, 47 percent to 43 percent, with 97 percent of election districts reporting, while the Tea Party's Jack Davis mustered only 9 percent in his fourth try for the seat. Ian L. Murphy of the Green Party recorded 1 percent, while overall turnout was about 25 percent.
The results marked a stunning defeat for the GOP in a contest that garnered intense national attention as the first competitive race following the Republican takeover of the House in last November's elections. "We had the issues on our side," Hochul said. "We can balance the budget the right way and not on the backs of our seniors.
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The NY26 special election was to replace disgraced Republican Rep. Chris Lee, the antigay conservative New York congressman who abruptly resigned after being exposed for trolling Craigslist with shirtless pics.
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Will there be a special election to replace disgraced Republican Rep. Chris Lee, the antigay conservative New York congressman who abruptly resigned after being exposed for trolling Craigslist with shirtless pics?
The wouldbe candidates are lining up, reports USA Today.
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Politico, The Hill and Rochesterarea TV stations are reporting that various Monroe and Erie County lawmakers in the state Assembly, county, and party offices are considering a race. Lee's district in western New York is Republican, with a voter registration advantage of about 30,000. Republican John McCain won the district in the 2008 presidential election.
Among possible candidates on the GOP side mentioned in news stories: state Sen. George Maziarz, state Assemblywoman Jane Corwin; Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Erie County GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy.
Democrats are also expected to field candidates.
Cuomo "is likely" to call the special election, reports Buffalo's WIVBTV.
New York Republican Rep. Christopher Lee has resigned after reports on Gawker exposed the married congressman for sending shirtless photos to a woman he met on Craigslist's 'Women Seeking Men' forum. The married Republican congressman described himself as a "divorced . lobbyist" and www.shoptexansnfljerseys.com/Black+Garrett+Graham+Jersey "fit fun classy guy."
Lee's statement was read on the House floor.
"It has been a tremendous honor to serve the people of Western New York. I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents. I deeply and sincerely apologize to them all.
Lee was first elected in 2008. The antigay, antichoice western New York congressman steadfastly opposed repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and voted against the 2020 DADT Repeal Act.
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