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The results, tonight, in the special election in New York’s heavily republican 26th Congressional District:

Hochul takes House seat in stunner

Updated: May 24, 2011, 10:30 PM

Kathleen Courtney Hochul, the Erie County clerk and longtime Democratic figure who defied political experts who had given her little chance of success, ground out a stunning and surprisingly comfortable victory Tuesday in the special election for the House seat in the predominantly Republican 26th Congressional District.

Hochul was leading Republican Jane L. Corwin, a Clarence assemblywoman, 48 to 42 percent, with 87 percent of election districts reporting, while the Tea Party’s Jack Davis mustered only 9 percent in his fourth try for the seat. Ian L. Murphy of the Green Party recorded 1 percent. In the 10 p.m. hour, Corwin conceded the race in a speech to supporters.

The results marked a stunning defeat for the GOP in a race that garnered significant national attention as the first competitive race following the Republican takeover of the House last November….

U.S. House – District 26 – Special General

May 24, 2011 – 10:25PM ET

New York – 543 of 627 Precincts Reporting – 87%

Name Vote %

Hochul , Kathy [D] 48%

Corwin , Jane [r] 42%

Davis , Jack [teabagger] 9%

Murphy , Ian 1%

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Yep, the establishment republican candidate drank House Budget Chair Paul Ryan’s (r) End Medicare As We Know It Potion and that still wasn’t enough for the teabagger set. The Democratic candidate was relentless in pounding the republicans for their support of Ryan’s plan.

Do you think anyone in Missouri is paying attention?:

Will McCaskill choose the clear path to victory? (May 24, 2011)

Election day in the NY 26 (May 24, 2011)

Public Policy Polling: Missouri on Medicare and Social Security and Medicaid (May 23, 2011)

Just asking.