Friday, May 13, 2011

Ryan's plan dominates NY debate; will it cost GOP the seat?

If the Republicans manage to squeak out what should have been an easy victory in a special House election in New York state, it won't be thanks to Paul Ryan.  His budget plan, and the GOP candidate's support for it, has turned things upside down.  Hotline on Demand reports:
There was an empty chair at Thursday morning's first - and possibly only - debate in the special election in New York's 26th District, left open after independent candidate Jack Davis abruptly withdrew from the forum on Wednesday.

But that empty chair may have been better represented by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), whose budget proposal that would revamp Medicare was the overarching issue Republican Jane Corwin and Democrat Kathy Hochul sparred over for nearly 45 minutes in the debate.
Read it here.

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