Thursday, April 2, 2009

Updates from the Northeast

Today, RRM has two updates on races in the Northeast: the NY-20 Special Election that took place on Tuesday and has yet to be resolve, and the 2010 CT Senate Race. In NY-20, Democrat Scott Murphy’s lead of 59 votes has been sliced down by more than half to 25 votes, and this includes none of the military and overseas absentee ballots that will not be counted until April 13th. Both sides are predicting a win in this tightly contested and highly watched race. Keep checking back with RRM for more details as developments occur.

In Connecticut, the 2010 Senate race continues to heat up for Senator Chris Dodd (D) and former Rep. Rob Simmons (R). Simmons, a real Republican who represented Connecticut’s 2nd District as a strong fiscal conservative and bipartisan legislator, is still incredibly popular in the state. This is shown by a new Quinnipiac University poll, taken last week, which shows Simmons leading Dodd 50-34%. This has come after weeks of questions about Senator Dodd’s role in the recent financial crisis and his ties to AIG and Countrywide Financial. We will continue to update our members and our blog as this race continues to develop.

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