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Nine House Dems May Flip to 'Yes' on Health Care

Three of them are about to retire

(Newser) - Nine House Democrats say they have not ruled out switching their "no" votes to "yes" on Obama's health care overhaul, brightening the party's hopes in the face of unyielding Republican opposition. The White House has tried to smooth the way for them, showing its own openness to changes... More »

Republican Concedes in NY House Race

(Newser) - The fight for Kirsten Gillibrand’s House seat is over, the Albany Times Union reports. Republican candidate Jim Tedisco conceded the race to Democrat Scott Murphy this afternoon, more than 3 weeks after the election. “Ultimately, it became clear that the numbers were not going our way,” Tedisco... More »

Dem's Victory in NY House Race All But Official

GOP quiet on legal challenges; Tedisco may concede today

(Newser) - The special election in New York’s 20th congressional district looks like it won’t go the way of the Minnesota Senate vote, with recounts, lawsuits, and ballot challenges, Politico reports. Republican Jim Tedisco may concede as soon as today to Democrat Scott Murphy, who holds a 401-vote lead with... More »

Behind in Votes, Tedisco Asks to Be Declared Winner

Challenges could drag out NY House race

(Newser) - James Tedisco has officially asked a New York court to declare him the winner of the 20th Congressional District race even though he’s behind in the vote count, the Register-Star of Hudson, NY, reports. With every vote tallied except challenged ballots, Scott Murphy leads Tedisco by 178 votes. But... More »

Coleman-Like Tactics Won't Swing NY Race

Tedisco challenges Gillibrand's own ballot, and he's still doomed

(Newser) - Jim Tedisco is doing everything in the book to try to drag out the race to replace Kirsten Gillibrand in Congress—including challenging the new US senator's own ballot—but he's doomed to failure, writes Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com. Democrat Scott Murphy has received 53% of the absentee ballots... More »

Dem Creeps Ahead in NY Congress Race

Murphy up by 56 in bid to replace Gillibrand; many yet uncounted

(Newser) - Democrat Scott Murphy has widened his lead to 56 in New York’s special race for what was Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s House seat, the Hill reports. Murphy’s lead over Republican Jim Tedisco stood at 25 before some 100 absentee votes were tallied today. But several counties have yet... More »

NY Congressional Race Remains Dead Heat

(Newser) - The vote tally from Tuesday’s special election in New York’s 20th Congressional District is dead even tonight, the Albany Times Union reports after the state’s elections board released the latest totals. The contest between Democrat Scott Murphy and Republican Jim Tedisco is far from being decided, however,... More »

Don't Let Dems Steal NY Election: GOP to Donors

(Newser) - Republicans are rallying donors behind Jim Tedisco in preparation for a possible legal battle over the results of yesterday’s US House election in upstate New York, the Hill reports. In an email to donors today, GOP leaders say Democrats are preparing to “steal” the seat. Democratic candidate Jim... More »

NY Election Seen as Early Referendum

Vote to fill Gillibrand's seat as much over stimulus, bonuses

(Newser) - Today’s special congressional election in upstate New York is seen as a key early test of President Obama’s agenda, reports CQ Politics. The race, a tight one between Republican Jim Tedisco and Democrat Scott Murphy, has become a battle over Obama’s stimulus bill, bonuses for AIG, and... More »

NY Dem Is First Candidate to Get Push From Obama

Email urges area activists to support Scott Murphy for Congress

(Newser) - For the first time since his swearing-in, President Obama is getting involved in a campaign. The Huffington Post reports that Obama has sent out an email to about 50,000 people in and around New York’s 20th congressional district, urging them to elect Democrat Scott Murphy. “To restore... More »

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