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Quick Hit: “Hochul Turns New York Blue”

The Special Election in New York was a referendum on Medicare.

Democrat Kathy Hochul defeated Republican Jane Corwin to represent the people of NY-26 which has been very red since 1857!

Hochul garnered 48% of the vote in a three candidate race which included Tea Party candidate, Jack Davis, who received 8% of the vote. Jane Corwin, the presumptive winner just two short month’s ago received just 43% in a district that has 30,000 more registered Republicans.

Corwin, like nearly every Republican, supported the Ryan Plan and seems to have paid the price for that endorsement.

Seniors have not been fooled by the medical voucher plan that Representative Paul Ryan presented as part of his budget proposal, realizing it is a veiled attempt at privatization. All but four Republican members of the House of Representatives voted for it last month and faced stiff opposition in town hall meetings throughout their districts. Nearly 80% of Americans polled do not want Congress to touch their Medicare.

Just as Corwin paid a steep price for her endorsement of the Ryan Plan, House Republicans will face tough challenges in the 2012 elections as a result of their ideological mistake.

Senators will be challenged in the Senate vote on the Ryan Plan that Harry Reid has called for this week. Republican Senators will be on the record and the 10 who are up for election in 2012 will have to answer to their constituents.

The win by Kathy Hochul in the 26th District in New York will send tremors through a Republican Party already in disarray.

This was a big victory for the Democrats and should be repeated—ad infinitum—in every election for the next year and a half.

The American people have spoken loud and clear.

Keep your hands off of my Medicare!

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“An Eye Doctor with Tunnel Vision!”

Tea Party candidate, Rand Paul, not exactly what this country needs!

On Tuesday the Tea Party declared victory in Kentucky when their preferred candidate, Rand Paul, defeated Mitch McConnell’s chosen candidate, Trey Grayson, in the Republican Senatorial Primary.

Now the Republican Party must deal with a candidate they didn’t support. One that is really a Libertarian—a Republican with myopia. As the Republican Party struggles to redefine their platform and to develop a message that a mixed up base can believe in, they have the Tea Party to contend with. Paul soundly defeated Kentucky’s Secretary of State with 59% of the vote to Grayson’s 35%. Paul will now face Attorney General, Jack Conway, who narrowly defeated Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo, 44% to 43% in their primary contest.

A Rasmussen telephone survey of 500 likely voters, taken just one day after the election, shows Paul leading Conway by a margin of 25% (59% to 34%).

But is Paul the candidate for Kentucky? Is he for the kind of change this country needs?

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