Referendum on Medicare? Democrat Wins Special Election in GOP-Leaning NY-26

In what can be taken as the first referendum on the House Republican budget authored by Rep. Paul Ryan, Democrat Kathy Hochul picked up a Republican seat in western New York thanks in part to her ability to attach GOP candidate Jane Corwin to the budget's restructuring of Medicare. The surprise upset in New York's 26th congressional district, is likely to be seen by many as a bellwether for 2012. Today's special election was held to replace Republican Rep. Chris Lee, who resigned after a...Full Story
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