One could almost hear the collective gasps and subsequent excuses among Republicans from Buffalo, New York to Washington DC when the news came Tuesday night that Republican Jane Corwin was edged out in the nationally-watched special House election in New York’s 26th District.
In losing to liberal Democrat Kathy Hochul by a margin of about 47% to 43%, State Asssemblywoman Corwin lost the Buffalo-area district that had been firmly in Republican hands since the late Jack Kemp won his first term in Congress there back in 1970.
But in so doing, the GOP got a good and alarming look at what to expect in 2012. [...]
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