Clinton: NY win is no excuse on Medicare
May 25th, 2011
03:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Clinton: NY win is no excuse on Medicare

Washington (CNNMoney) – Bill Clinton had a word of warning on Wednesday for fellow Democrats: Don't get too cocky about voters' rejection of Paul Ryan's Medicare plan.

In a special election for a vacant House seat on Tuesday, a Democrat candidate upset a Republican in a GOP-stronghold in upstate New York.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • CNNMoney.com • Medicare • NY-26
GOP on defensive over Medicare after special election loss
May 25th, 2011
12:29 PM ET
3 years ago

GOP on defensive over Medicare after special election loss

Washington (CNN) – Has the Republican Medicare plan undermined the GOP's 2012 election hopes?

Republicans say no. They hope voters will reward them for taking on a tough issue. But Democrats say yes, and now they're pointing to the surprising results of a special election in western New York to back their claim.

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Filed under: 2012 • Medicare • NY-26
Democrat Kathy Hochul wins House seat in New York special election
May 24th, 2011
10:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Democrat Kathy Hochul wins House seat in New York special election

(CNN) - Democrat Kathy Hochul swept to victory Tuesday night in a closely watched Congressional election in New York state, which turned into a proxy battle on a House Republican proposal on Medicare.

The race in New York's 26th Congressional district was to fill the seat of former Republican Congressman Chris Lee, who resigned over pictures and e-mails of him trying to find a date on Craigslist.
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Filed under: House of Representatives • New York • NY-26
GOP candidate in New York special election goes to court
May 24th, 2011
08:39 PM ET
3 years ago

GOP candidate in New York special election goes to court

(CNN) - Anticipating a very close race, the Republican candidate in New York's special election has put the wheels in motion for a potential hand count of certain ballots in the already-contentious race.

Jane Corwin's campaign filed a petition Tuesday and received a court order impounding all paper ballots pending a court proceeding that will begin no sooner than Thursday. The order doesn't impact the tally of votes cast by machine, but does protect the estimated 3,808 paper absentee ballots that could be key if the results show a narrow margin for either candidate.
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Filed under: House of Representatives • NY-26
New poll shows Democrat ahead in NY special election
May 21st, 2011
12:50 PM ET
3 years ago

New poll shows Democrat ahead in NY special election

(CNN) – A new poll released Saturday shows the Democratic candidate now has a slight lead – a four point advantage among likely voters – over the Republican in a special congressional election in Western New York that has attracted the national spotlight.

Democrats are hoping to frame Tuesday’s election in NY-26 as the first test of their strategy to make the House GOP budget that includes a plan to overhaul Medicare a political liability for Republicans in the 2012 elections.
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Filed under: Chris Lee • New York • NY-26
Candidates open their wallets in NY-26 House race
May 18th, 2011
06:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Candidates open their wallets in NY-26 House race

Washington (CNN) - Six days before the special election in New York's 26th district takes place, two candidates in the three-way race have opened their personal wallets to boost last-minute campaign efforts.

According to Federal Election Commission filings, Republican candidate Jane Corwin loaned her campaign $300,000 and third-party candidate Jack Davis loaned $550,000 of his own money to aid his election efforts.
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Filed under: New York • NY-26
Ad wars heat up in what's turned into a proxy battle over Medicare
May 17th, 2011
11:34 AM ET
3 years ago

Ad wars heat up in what's turned into a proxy battle over Medicare

(CNN) – With one week to go until election day, a once little-talked-about contest to fill a vacant congressional seat in upstate New York is now more than ever firmly in the national political spotlight.

And the race between Republican state Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, Democrat Kathleen Hochul, the Erie County clerk, and Jack Davis, a once-conservative Democrat who is running as a so-called tea party candidate, is becoming more and more a referendum on House Republican plans to alter Medicare, as both sides filling the airwaves with television ads attacking the other side over Medicare.
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Filed under: New York • NY-26