CALLS MOUNT FOR OPEN PRIMARIES IN PENNSYLVANIA (by Damon Eris, CAIVN) Independent Pennsylvanians have their work cut out for them.
- NY-26: Congratulations And Commiserations (BY CELESTE KATZ, Daily News/Daily Politics) Democrat Kathy Hochul bested GOP candidate Jane Corwin 48% to 42%, with nearly 85% of the precincts reporting. Independent candidate Jack Davis, running on a Tea Party line, pulled 8%.
- Shocking Dem win in NY House special election came down to just 1 word: Medicare (BETH FOUHY Associated Press, The Republic) The rural-suburban district between Buffalo and Rochester is one of New York's most conservative and has been held by a Republican — including national names like Jack Kemp — for years. But Corwin saw her early lead dissolve after coming out in favor of a Republican budget plan that would cut billions from Medicare.