The results are in, and with 100% of precincts reporting, the Democrat leads by 65 votes out of 154,623 votes cast (so far).
Looks like there will definately be a re-count. There are over 6,000 absentee ballots, and "Absentee ballots and emergency paper ballots in the 20th Congressional District special election have been impounded under a court order"
Tomorrow (Tuesday) there will be one last phonebank for Jim Tedisco at the MassGOP HQ (85 Merrimac St.) from 4pm-7pm. Jim Tedisco is in a dead heat with Democrat Scott Murphy and needs every call he can get. Since Tuesday is election day, we will be calling voters to get those who have not yet voted to get to the poles and vote. Refreshments will be provided.
Lets end Washington's liberal streak and help get Jim Tedisco elected!
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This Saturday there will be a phonebank at the MassGOP headquarters on 85 Merrimac St. for congressional candidate Jim Tedisco. Jim Tedisco is a Republican running in a special election in New York's 20th congressional district. He is in a close race and needs all the help he can get.
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Red Mass Group, which two years ago launched a Web site promoting Republican candidates in Massachusetts, is stepping out of its state borders for the first time to push Tedisco.
The group's owner, Rob Eno of East Boston, drove to a Tedisco campaign stop in Rensselaer County Saturday and recorded two videos of the assemblyman for his Web site.
The article also quotes video from Rob Wilington. The article further talks about our hopeful efforts to have members of this website go out to NY20 in March to help Jim. This race is winnable and we should do all we can to help. If you've not seen the videos, I've put them after the jump again. The first thing you can do is click on the graphic in the upper right of this web-page and give $20 for NY20.
Here's the video package from today's trip out to the 20th Congressional District of New York. Thanks to Rob Willington from Rebuild the Party for keeping me company on the trip. Thank you to our donors who made this video possible. I look forward to making more videos like this for you. Please feel free to embed this video on your blog, especially if it's national in focus. Oh and remember to Give $20 for NY20!
Jim Tedisco wants your help Massachusetts. Let's help him. The first thing you can do is look to the right hand side of this blog. Then you should click on the I (GOP) NY20 ad, and donate $20 for NY20. Let's get this ball rolling!
I just wanted to give a quick update on the NY20 road trip. Its 5:35 am on Saturday February 7, 2009 and I'm about to leave Eastie to go meet Rob Willington of Rebuild the Party in Auburn, MA. We're on our way to Troy New York to go to an Economic Recovery event with Republican candidate for Congress Jim Tedisco.
Before I leave I wanted to share some encouraging news from the trip. According to the Scorecard Blog on Politico.com Jim Tedisco holds a substantial lead over his opponent.
The poll, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, shows that a 51 percent majority of voters view Tedisco favorably, while 13 percent hold an unfavorable impression. His 64 percent name identification is quite high for a first-time congressional candidate.
Tedisco holds an early lead over Democratic businessman Scott Murphy, who is largely unknown throughout the district. Tedisco leads Murphy, 50 percent to 29 percent.
But Murphy has the ability to quickly get his message out - he loaned his campaign $250,000 and already has about $600,000 cash on hand at the early stage.
"While Scott Murphy is unknown to district voters, his personal wealth and fundraising ability - he has already raised over $600,000 - provide him with the financial resources to make this race competitive," said Tedisco's pollster Patrick Lanne.
His opponent is wealthy. So what we need everybody reading this to do is click on the link on the top right, and donate $20 for NY20. Let's take back the House, one seat at a time, and give Obama his first political defeat.
To follow Rob and I's trip in real time. Use this Twitter #NY20 search. (Before you ask, yes that's a picture of Ronald Reagan and Brian Mulrooney on my twitter profile.)
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The stakes are high as the campaigns kick off to fill New York's 20th Congressional District. The state and the nation are facing precarious times as the economic crisis bears its teeth and voters are left to decide between Assembly Republican Leader Jim Tedisco, an experienced legislator with over 25 years of public service and Democrat Scott Murphy, a venture capitalist and former Missouri political operative.
The differences are stark.
Jim Tedisco is as an unyielding defender of the taxpayer.
From fighting for property tax reform to championing fiscal discipline to standing up to Eliot Spitzer's dangerous plan to handover driver's licenses to illegal aliens, Tedisco has often found himself as the last line of defense between the ever-encroaching power of government and the individual taxpayer. He has never wavered.
Tedisco is a staunch fiscal watchdog and the state's foremost advocate of practical, common-sense solutions to our economic problems. He battled with Assembly Democrats for 13 years before pushing through vital civil-confinement legislation to keep dangerous predators off the streets and away from our families.
Often the state's most vocal supporter for property tax reform, Tedisco introduced the Property Taxpayers Protection Act in 2006 to cap property taxes, eliminate costly unfunded mandates and fix our broken system.
Jim Tedisco will also never back down from a fight.
When Governor Eliot Spitzer attempted to undermine state security by providing illegal aliens driver's licenses, Jim Tedisco took it upon himself to raise awareness. He stared down "The Steamroller" and stopped this dangerous plan in its tracks. When Spitzer was discovered to be a patron of an international prostitution ring, Tedisco pushed impeachment until he resigned his governorship. He is the type of leader who is willing to stand up for what is right and hold our leaders accountable.
Scott Murphy, running as the "change" candidate, a platform that has undoubtedly jumped the shark, is a different story. He is the managing director of Advantage Capital Partners, a venture-capital firm and a former top aide to two Missouri governors. However, the three Internet businesses Murphy founded are raising the most questions these days.