July 16, 2010

IN THE LAST TWO TIDAL WAVES...:

GOP eyes turning tides in New York (MAGGIE HABERMAN, 7/16/10, Politico)

A little more than a decade ago, there were 13 Republican-held seats; of the 29 in the state, the GOP now holds just two, thanks to a wave of scandal, Republican infighting, registration shifts and the general mood.

Yet of the six seats that shifted from GOP to Democratic hands since 2006, at least three could easily go Republican in November. Two others are also considered competitive, thanks to their enrollment and history of voting Republican in presidential races.

“It’s very significant, and Republicans probably need to win four seats in New York to take back the House,” said David Wasserman, a House analyst for The Cook Political Report, which monitors races nationally.
...the GOP won an open Senate seat in 1980 (open because Al D'amato knocked off Jack Javits) and the gubernatorial in 1994.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 16, 2010 5:47 AM
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