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Tedisco's Statement (Concedes NY-20 Election To Murphy)
Times-Union ^ | 4/24/09

Posted on 04/24/2009 1:41:21 PM PDT by steve-b

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C-Saratoga) today issued the following statement after conceding the race for New Yorks 20th Congressional district:

"Mary and I would like to thank the citizens of the 20th Congressional district for their kindness, courtesy and patience shown during this extended campaign. This was a closely contested election that perhaps lasted a little longer than anyone may have expected or wanted. But it was important for our electoral process and for the hard-working people of Upstate New York that it be resolved fairly and decisively.

"Earlier today, I called and congratulated Scott Murphy on a hard-fought contest and wished him well as the next Congressman of the 20th Congressional district. I also expressed my willingness to work with him to ensure that the families of Upstate New York are not left behind as our nation strives for economic recovery.

"This was a close campaign every step of the way. Ultimately, it became clear that the numbers were not going our way and that the time had come to step aside and ensure that the next Congressman be seated as quickly as possible. In the interest of the citizens of the 20th Congressional district and our nation, I wish Scott the very best as he works with our new President and Congress to address the tremendous challenges facing our country.

"Finally, I would like to express my appreciation to all the volunteers, staff, supporters and most importantly my family, for their unending support and prayers. They all poured their blood, sweat and tears into this campaign and for that I will always be eternally grateful."



TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 111th; michaelsteele; newyork; ny2009; scottmurphy; tedisco

1 posted on 04/24/2009 1:41:21 PM PDT by steve-b
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To: steve-b
Couple of things ~ everybody knows the Murphy guy cheated, and the entire Murphy clan in America are totally embarrassed that somebodynamed Murphy is a Democrat in these difficult times.

You can't put America and its people first and be a Dem.

2 posted on 04/24/2009 1:43:25 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: steve-b

Thanks a lot Maury Thompson & The Post-Star for another tax & spend loser in NYS.


3 posted on 04/24/2009 1:45:50 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: steve-b

was there ever any doubt which way this race would go? Just like Norm/Frankenclown. Count, count, count, re-count then count some more til you get the vote you want.

Every Dim in this country disgusts me.


4 posted on 04/24/2009 1:47:41 PM PDT by gore_sux_2000 (We always knew McRino was wearing the change n' hope kneepads....)
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To: sageb1

NYS is lost. Upstate is beautiful, but I’d never move back.


5 posted on 04/24/2009 1:47:53 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: steve-b

NY is a lost cause. Turn out the lights. The governor won’t know.


6 posted on 04/24/2009 1:48:52 PM PDT by nhwingut
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To: steve-b

In the midst of all that’s wrong I’m shocked the people would vote in another rat over a long standing congressman.

And if the rat cheated well so what....they still got away with it and they’ll still trash the country. There should have been more votes against the rat.


7 posted on 04/24/2009 1:53:02 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: steve-b

ACORN WINS AGAIN.


8 posted on 04/24/2009 1:54:00 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Proud Veteran - Sworn to Defend The Constitution! - Caution: That makes me a Right-Wing Extremist.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I am afraid you are right.


9 posted on 04/24/2009 1:59:35 PM PDT by Tarpon (You abolish your responsibilities, your surrender your rights.)
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To: steve-b

Just what New York needs

another democrat politician

for representation of diverse views, of course

sarc


10 posted on 04/24/2009 2:04:09 PM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: steve-b

Unlike Republicans and Conservatives, the Dimocrats and Lieberals are in it to win at all costs and they keep at it till they win.


11 posted on 04/24/2009 2:09:14 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: steve-b

As if anything could make my day worse..


12 posted on 04/24/2009 2:18:56 PM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: muawiyah

No, everybody does not know Murphy cheated. There’s no evidence at all that there was anything unfair about this election. Yet, people who call themselves “conservatives” whine and moan and carry on like they’re the mirror image of DUers. The Republicans should’ve won this race, but they lost it . . . not because of cheating . . . but because the NY party elite chose a terrible candidate. I mean, come on, the guy didn’t have enough convictions to take a position on the stimulus package for weeks.

Want to complain about Murphy winning? Fine! But place the blame where it belongs — on a poor Republican candidate and a party organization that couldn’t even manage to win the absentee vote (a traditional Republican strength).


13 posted on 04/24/2009 2:37:09 PM PDT by Steve_Stifler
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To: Steve_Stifler

bump.


14 posted on 04/24/2009 2:56:03 PM PDT by Leisler ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged."~G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Steve_Stifler

SS—to have a 25 vote difference in a 155,000 total vote is a mathematical impossibility.

Then, what, for the first time in history the absentee ballots went to the Dems instead of the GOP, in spite of the GOP sending out more absentee ballots.

This thing reeks.


15 posted on 04/24/2009 3:02:29 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: steve-b

"EH-HEH HEH HEH...EEEHHHH HEH HEH HEH"

16 posted on 04/24/2009 3:04:04 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

17 posted on 04/24/2009 3:06:12 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: exit82
SS—to have a 25 vote difference in a 155,000 total vote is a mathematical impossibility.

Nonsense. What do you base that on?

18 posted on 04/24/2009 3:14:19 PM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: steve-b

Should be immediately followed by Michael Steele’s resignation.


19 posted on 04/24/2009 3:26:30 PM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: steve-b

Another stolen election by the party of satan.

LLS


20 posted on 04/24/2009 3:38:11 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: KrisKrinkle

That’s right, because rats concede defeat and rinos concede victory. This is the mindset the GOP is coming in to these things.


21 posted on 04/24/2009 5:13:52 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (A Blue Dog Democrat is an oxyMoron!)
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To: Steve_Stifler
No evidence? A Democrat won an election and you want us to believe he didn't cheat?

Give us a break ~ never been a Democrat run for any office that he didn't cheat. They have no moral fiber. None of them are honest. Democrats cannot be trusted.

22 posted on 04/24/2009 5:18:36 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: gore_sux_2000
Sadly there was no " Count, count, count, re-count then..."

This was a race that should have been a turn of the tide and fell on is face.

23 posted on 04/24/2009 6:03:05 PM PDT by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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To: muawiyah

Give me a break. Tedisco, the GOP, and Steele just did a bad job — that’s not hard to believe.

The last election (we’re talking November 2008!!) had Gillibrand (Dem) winning by 68,033 votes. Was that cheating too? How hard is it to believe that NY’s 20th would elect a replacement from the same party?

Finally, look it up. The district is mostly rural, there’s no room for conspiracy theories about ACORN either.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York%27s_20th_congressional_district

Not blaming the GOP for its failures is like denying last November ever even took place.


24 posted on 04/24/2009 6:37:00 PM PDT by fours
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To: fours

Hmmm. I think you fail to see the problem here.


25 posted on 04/24/2009 6:42:05 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

That was the fairest and most honest balloting since the Athenians ostracized Themistocles.


26 posted on 04/24/2009 7:13:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: muawiyah

Sorry if I was too harsh — just got fed up reading all the posts saying ACORN this, voter fraud that, on the Tedisco posts today.

The “problem” as I see it is that these conspiracy fantasies only serve as distractions from reality. The reality is simply that modern American politics are cyclical.

The best-case scenario for the GOP is that it regroups and wins in 2010, just like in 1994. Whether it can harness its grass roots to do that depends on whether people give up things like this birth certificate nonsense sooner rather than later.

Of course, lots of the base still believes the GOP doesn’t deserve to win yet. Maybe that’s valid.

Again, no offense intended.


27 posted on 04/24/2009 7:13:55 PM PDT by fours
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To: MilspecRob

I totally agree re: turning the tide.

I mean, you could see it as a big accomplishment (and sign of the times) that Tedisco was able to turn a 68,033-margin loss last November into such a narrow margin this time around. Close, but not quite.


28 posted on 04/24/2009 7:20:00 PM PDT by fours
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To: fours
Let me put it this way, if the birth certificate "nonsense" is true, it's definitely not something we want to give up. On the other hand if it isn't true, it's serving its purpose in diverting Obama's campaign money into mindless legal defense against showing his "long form" birth certificate publicly.

There's no downside to this so don't worry about it. Just a bunch of crazoids trying to save America from an acolyte of the Antichrist! Perfectly harmless, so go on about your business.

29 posted on 04/24/2009 7:22:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: steve-b

You tell me what the chances are that the vote would be evenly split on a sample of over 155,000 votes.

Someone was cranking out false votes or changing vote totals to beat the band here.


30 posted on 04/24/2009 8:10:26 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: fours

For a good example of what Republicans are up against, check out the story at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2237382/posts


31 posted on 04/24/2009 8:21:48 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: exit82
That's a basic fallacy. The chances of any specific outcome are billions to one against, and yet some outcome has to arise.

Your argument is equivalent to praising a golfer's superhuman aim because he put the golf ball on one pile of grains in the sand trap instead of some other pile of grains six inches to either side.

32 posted on 04/25/2009 8:08:26 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: steve-b

Sorry, steve-b, no sale.

Elections don’t come this close on such a large sample without tampering.

Your argument is baseless re: the golfer. The argument you believe is that two equal golfers will place the ball in the sand trap at almost the same place from the same tee point. Doesn’t happen in real life.

They go one way or another, usually by a fair margin.Even in a close election, the delta is more than two figures on this size sample.

A sample this size should yield a delta much larger than 25.

You can believe it was all legit if you want, but the numbers tell a different story. If you want to believe that this is the electoral equivalent of lightning hitting exactly the same spot twice, be my guest.

Get used to seeing this happen more and more often.

Because it will.


33 posted on 04/25/2009 9:04:00 AM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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