Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Canary In the Coal Mine

There’s a special election today in upstate New York to fill the seat of Chris Lee (R-NY) who resigned after posting his bulging biceps on Craigslist last winter. The race is between Jane Corwin, the Republican in this very GOP district, and Kathy Hochul, the Democrat. There’s also Jack Davis, a Tea Partier, in the race. But recent polls indicate that Ms. Hochul has a slight lead, and the issue isn’t just local; it’s turning out to be a referendum on the Republicans’ plan to kill off Medicare as we know it.

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All politics is local, indeed.