News from the NY-20 Special Election

The special election in NY’s 20th Congressional District continues to play out as Republicans work to win the seat and turn their luck around after dismal losses in the 2008 elections. The 20th District, formerly home to now Senator Kristen Gillibrand, is undergoing a fierce race between Republican Jim Tedisco and Democrat Scott Murphy. Murphy is recently under fire for saying that he does not support the death penalty for terrorists. The 20th District tends to run more conservatively, and so Murphy’s views are not winning him any supporters. The race is already showing some high expenses, with Tedisco spending $1,036,612 and Murphy spending $1,149,162. We will keep you updated on any news out of the 20th District Special Election.

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