Scott Murphy wins the Congressional race in the 20th over Republican Jim Tedisco. It was a close race and the right man won but I also congratulate Assemblyman Tedisco on a race well run. I have been part of a losing campaign before and the time, sweat and investment in the candidate you support becomes part of you and you can't help but get emotionaly involved. The Tedisco supporters should be proud of their candidate who rolled the dice and put his entire career on the line...not many people have the stomach or guts to do that. Mr.Tedisco also did the right thing for the people of the 20th by stepping aside and allowing Congressman Murphy to transition into Congress without a continued fight in court that could of went on for months.
Alderman Mike Madsen had a successful fundraiser for his reelection bid, I hear about 50+ were in attendence, the event was hosted by Independence chairman Len Bernardo and Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach.
Speaking of Scott Murphy Democrats in Ulster County should take a good hard look at that race and see how a guy with zero name recognition beat the guy that was considered to be unbeatable in the solidly GOP district. Nina should also take notice.... A Democrat with the Indy and WFP line will defeat her this November...period, end of story. It is disappointing that Chairman Donaldson has not yet stepped up to the plate. Its time for someone to run and they need to step up to the plate fast.