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Kathy Hochul

The High Stakes in CA-36

Joe Trippi | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Joe Trippi

In four days, Californians in the 36th District have the chance to stand up to John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan. By sending Janice Hahn to Congress we can force the Republicans to face reality.

Amanda Terkel

NY-26 Winner To Dems: Don't Buckle On Medicare | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Within minutes of being sworn in to Congress on June 1, Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) cast her first vote, registering her official opposit...

Paul Blumenthal

Spending By Groups Eclipsed Parties In NY-26 Special Election | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Independent groups spent over twice as much as political parties in the May special election to represent New York's 26th Congressional ...

House Dems Cry Foul Over Rejected Mailings, Ask Boehner To Intervene

Roll Call | Daniel Newhauser | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

Democratic House Members are lashing out at Republican leadership over rejected mass mailings, saying their messages lambasting the GOP budget plan an...

Both Sides Now: Weiner Dem Headache -- Medicare GOP Migraine? Who Is Jon... Huntsman?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgRon Reagan and Kellyanne Conway debate whether pols or voters should decide Weiner's fate and whether Ryan's Medicare Plan could give Dems back the House?

Democrats Fume Over Weiner Photo Scandal

AP | By ANDREW MIGA and HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Publicly silent, fellow Democrats privately seethed Thursday over the distraction and furor surrounding the lewd photo sent from Rep. An...

Boehner: Medicare A Minor Issue In NY Special Election

Roll Call | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday downplayed the significance of the Medicare debate in a recent New York special election, saying that it played a mi...

Vote Republican. (Read the Warning Label First.)

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

If you want to see who the Republican Party truly is, then give them everything they want. In four years, the nation will feel so demeaned, the GOP will cease to exist.


Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

If Kathy Hochul can win in a district that voted for John McCain in 2008, Democrats should look forward to retaining the coveted office of the Presidency in 2012 -- and maybe even taking back control of the House.

Medicare Fix Rose by any Other Name Still Has Thorns

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

A real solution to the Medicare math problem is going to involve dealing with a lot of thorny issues, whether you call it "Hillary Care," "wither on the vine," "Ryan Care," "ending Medicare as we know it", "Obama Care" or "Death Panels."

Stop the Republican War on Women

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Democrats needed 25 House seats to send John Boehner and the Republicans back to the minority. Now it's 24. Turns out, engaging in a cradle to grave assault on American women is not a compelling electoral strategy

Spinning Hochul's Special Election Win

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's hard to deny that Democrats are feeling good about yesterday's election victory up in Buffalo. There's a certain wind-in-our-sails feeling about the whole strategy of hammering Republicans on the Ryan plan to voucherize Medicare.

Mark Blumenthal

A New Day: Medicare And Hochul's Victory In NY-26 | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of Democrat Kathy Hochul's surprise victory over Republican Jane Corwin in a special House election in western New York...

Dear GOP: It's the Truth, Coming Home to Roost

Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carolyn Maloney

It is beyond ironic that after years of grossly misleading Republican TV ads about "death panels," "government takeovers" and other nonsense, the Republicans are now complaining about a Democratic candidate who simply tells the truth.

Paul Ryan Still Doesn't Get It

Robert Reich | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Paul Ryan still doesn't get it. He blames Tuesday's upset victory of Democrat Kathy Hochul over Republican Jane Corwin to represent NY-26 on Democratic scare tactics. Scare tactics? Seniors have every right to be scared of Ryan's plan.

Democrats Win NY's 26th -- Does Gingrich Have it Right?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 07.25.2011 | New York
Andy Ostroy

If Democrats were smart, they'd co-opt Kathy Hochul's winning strategy and aggressively run with it nationally all the way to November 2012. The GOP's attack on Medicare is the absolute perfect bumper-sticker issue for them.

Ryan Grim

Why Medicare Will Be The Issue Of 2012 | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2012 election found its defining issue on Tuesday night, with an insurgent Democrat upsetting a well-financed Republican in a deeply...

Democrat Projected Winner In New York Special Election

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday evening, the Associated Press called the special election for New York's 26th district House seat for Democrat Kathy Hochul over Republican...

New York Election Results: Kathy Hochul Projected Winner

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

Democrats picked off a heavily Republican upstate New York congressional seat Tuesday night in a special election that became a referendum on Medicare...

Mark Blumenthal

New York 26 Special Election: What To Watch For | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

Voters in New York's 26th congressional district are casting their votes today in a special election to replace Rep. Chris Lee (R), who resigned earli...

New York Special Election Has Kathy Hochul Facing Off Against Jane Corwin

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

BUFFALO, N.Y. –- Today's tight race in New York's 26th Congressional District has become a referendum on the Republican plan to transform Medicare. ...

Controversial GOP Medicare Plan Emerges Hot Topic In Special Election Race

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON and BETH FOUHY | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The contest to fill a vacant U.S. House seat in upstate New York was tightening up in a special election that was supposed to be...

Mark Blumenthal

New Poll Gives Democrat Edge in NY-26 | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new poll released Saturday by the Siena (College) Research Institute on the upcoming special election in New York's 26th Congressional...

Michael McAuliff

New York House Race Becomes Medicare Battleground | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the race to fill a vacant western New York House seat is offering a preview of 2012, it's going to be a bruising affair, with Medicar...

Tea Party Candidate Attacked As 'Fraud' In NY 26

Roll Call | Steve Peoples | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

With the special election just eight days away, the leader of the Tea Party Express will be on the ground in New York's 26th district to denounce what...