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Corwin laments handling of Meidcare issue

by TSchmitt
Tue, May 24th 2011 08:47 am

Heading into the final day of what's been a wild special election, another poll has Democrat Kathy Hochul in the lead in the race for the 26th Congressional District seat previously held by former Chris Lee.

A poll from the Public Policy Polling finds Hochul with a six-point lead over her main competition, Republican Jane Corwin.

Hochul has 42 percent of the vote, according to the poll, while Corwin has 36 and Independent Tea Party candidate Jack Davis trails with 13 percent.

One of the campaign's main issues has been Medicare, something Hochul has attacked Corwin on, saying she'd eliminate or radically change the program.

Corwin admitted in the campaign's final hours that she wishes she would have responded to claims by Hochul earlier.

Hochul's lead is surprising to some, considering the district's enrollment is heavily Republican.


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