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NY-26: What It Means

JESSICA BADER: It’s tempting to look at the special election in New York’s 26th congressional district as the mirror image of the special election for a Senate seat in Massachusetts a little over a year ago. There are surface similarities – shortly after a party-line vote on a bill that would have a major impact on the health-care system, the majority party loses an open-seat special election in a state or district that’s usually safe. But even a cursory glance beneath the surface reveals significant differences.

CHRIS PUMMER: No matter what the circumstances that make the special election in NY-26 unique, the GOP was bound to walk away with egg on its face having to defend a U.S. House seat in a race that shouldn’t have been competitive. Continue reading

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Christopher Lee and Craigslist

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I had several levels of reaction to the Christopher Lee story, they went a little something like this:

JESSICA BADER: The most shocking aspect of the Christopher Lee scandal is how quickly the Republican Congressman resigned due to the public revelation of such a miniscule offense. It’s enough to make you wonder if Lee has done things a bit more serious than sending a shirtless photo of himself to a woman on Craigslist while fibbing about his age, occupation and marital status.

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