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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Good News: Republican Tedisco Takes Slight Lead in NY Congressional Special Election!

It's a 12 vote lead. Cross your fingers.

ALBANY—Now it's Tedisco by 12!
As of 4:30 p.m. on April 2.

As voting machines are re-canvassed, Assembly Minority Leader Jim Tedisco has picked up 37 votes, evaporating Democrat Scott Murphy's lead in the race to replace Kirsten Gillibrand in Congress, according to county election officials who are conducting a recanvass.

Tedisco now has 77,236; Murphy has 77,224.

Tedisco trailed by 25 votes yesterday after a recanvass in Columbia County. Elections workers in Rensselaer, Dutchess, Columbia and Otsego counties looked over their tallies today. Other counties will do so in the coming days.
Murphy led on election night by 59 votes.

Still plenty of room for ACORN style hijinx, but the trend for once is in the right direction.

Remember that this was the same district that the Democrat Gillibrand won by a 24% margin just six months ago. Quite a change and a bad sign for Democrats in the run up to the 2010 congressional elections. If there were a reversal of even a fraction of this magnitude in districts all over the country it's entirely possible the GOP could retake the House of Representatives and send Nancy Pelosi packing!

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