At least, that’s the way the NY-20 results should be played in the national media.
Yes, it’s a swing district. Yes, a Democrat has won it two times in a row. Yes, Obama won it in 2008. Yes, Democrat Scott Murphy had the momentum heading into election day.
And yes, we won’t know who won the seat until all the absentees are counted.
Did it used to be a more GOP district? Yep. But honestly, I don’t care. This was the Dems seat to lose. And the mere fact they didn’t win by at least 3%(Obama’s margin in November) is a loss for the President.
At the end of the day, we know this — Obama campaigned in NY-20. He utilized his vast grassroots network in NY-20. And still, it wasn’t enough.
Congrats to Jim Tedisco, the NRCC and the RNC.
Now, let’s watch how the MSM plays this….