The May 24 special election in NY-26 (western upstate NY between Rochester and Buffalo) should be a cake walk for Republican Jane Corwin given a heavily favorable Republican registration advantage.
But then came Jack, Jack Davis that is.
I highlighted this false flag Tea Party candidate in a prior post early in April, False Flag Tea Party Candidate in NY-26? Davis, a former Democrat who previously ran for the seat as a Democrat and whose campaign manager is a Democratic operative, collected enough signatures to get on the ballot, and then chose to call his ballot line the "Tea Party" line.
Davis is pouring a fortune into the race as a spoiler, and it looks as if he may be having an effect. Recent polling shows Corwin still in the lead in the three-way race, but not by much.
Sam Foster and Jazz Shaw think the polling may not be as bad as it seems, since Davis pulls as many Democrats as Republicans, and that Corwin may still have a comfortable lead.
Neither national Democrats nor Republicans have put money into the race. This is understandable for the Democrats since Davis is self-funding and the Dems best hope is for Davis to take enough of the Tea Party vote to hurt the Republican.
But why are national Republicans sitting this one out? (They are offering logistical help.) American Crossroads is considering putting money into the race in favor of Corwin
If the Democrat wins, this will be hailed by the mainstream media as a sign of Obama's comeback akin to what the Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts elections signalled in late 2009 and early 2010. It would be a completely false analogy, but that will not stop the media and Team Obama (I know, one and the same) from spinning the race.
Corwin finally has launched ads attacking Davis, but let's hope it is not too late.
Corwin's website is here, and you can donate here. I just did.
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