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  NY District 26 - Special Election
RACE DETAILS
Parents > United States > New York > NY - District 26
OfficeHouse of Representatives
Type Special Election
Filing Deadline May 01, 2011 - 12:00pm
Polls Open May 24, 2011 - 05:00am
Polls Close May 24, 2011 - 08:00pm
Term Start June 01, 2011 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 2013 - 12:00pm
Turnout 17.01% Total Population
ContributorCOSDem
Last ModifiedPaul December 01, 2012 01:39am
Data Sources[Link]
Description Rep. Chris Lee resigned his seat after posting a shirtless picture on Craigslist.

Kathy Hochul
DEM-47,519;WOR-5,194
Jane Corwin
REP-35721;CON-9,090;IND-2,376
Ian Murphy
GRN

Jack Davis
TEA
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/02/2010
NameChristopher J. Lee Votes151,449 (73.59%)
Term01/03/2011 - 02/09/2011 Margin97,142 (+47.20%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/06/2012
NameBrian Higgins Votes212,588 (74.78%)
Term01/03/2013 - 01/03/2015 Margin140,922 (+49.57%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Feb 21, 2011 NY District 26 - R Nomination Jane Corwin
Mar 19, 2011 NY District 26 - D Nomination Kathy Hochul
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KEY RACE? 9.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
02/09/2011 05/24/2011
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Kathy Hochul 23 1 ----
Jane Corwin 7 3 1 1
Leaning Call: Kathy Hochul (55.56%)
Weighted Call: Kathy Hochul (79.99%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph
04/26/2011 05/22/2011

CANDIDATES
Photo  
Name County Clerk Kathy Hochul St. Rep. Jane Corwin Jack Davis Ian Murphy Scattering  
PartyDemocratic Republican Tea Party Green No Party Affiliation  
Website [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website]  
Certified Votes52,713 (47.35%) 47,187 (42.38%) 10,029 (9.01%) 1,177 (1.06%) 232 (0.21%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -5,526 (-4.96%) -42,684 (-38.34%) -51,536 (-46.29%) -52,481 (-47.14%)  
Fusion Votes
 Democratic47,519
 Working Families5,194
 Republican35,721
 Conservative9,090
 Independence2,376
 
Predict Avg.44.25% 42.83% 10.95% 1.97% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand 5/4 $173,242.83 5/4 $613,073.50 5/4 $197,554.91 $-- $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (6 from 4 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg41.01%-- 32.38%-- 7.75%-- 0.25%-- 0.00%--  
Public Policy Polling (D) 
05/21/11-05/22/11
42.00% 7.0 36.00% 5.0 13.00% 11.0 3.00% 1.0 0.00% --
Siena Research Institute 
05/18/11-05/20/11
42.00% 11.0 38.00% 2.0 12.00% 11.0 1.00% -- 0.00% --
Unknown (R) 
05/18/11-05/19/11
44.00% -- 17.00% -- 27.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Public Policy Polling (D) 
05/05/11-05/08/11
35.00% -- 31.00% -- 24.00% -- 2.00% -- 0.00% --
Global Strategy Group (D) 
05/02/11-05/04/11
30.00% -- 31.00% -- 26.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Siena Research Institute 
04/26/11-04/27/11
31.00% -- 36.00% -- 23.00% -- 1.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
  Greece Post
  Buffalo News
  Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
I smm
  US Chamber of Commerce
  National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
  Tea Party Express
R Maryland Republican
  Niagara Gazette
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
R David Bellavia [L]
D Jason
MFL Juan Croniqueur
LBT Jed Ziggler
I TX_Socialist
SWP Otis Gough
 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

VIDEO ADVERTISEMENTS
Start Date Candidate Category Ad Tone Lng Title Run Time Contributor
05/17/2011 Kathy Hochul TVAd Contrast eng Look For Yourself   00:00:34 RP 
05/17/2011 Jane Corwin TVAd Attack eng Talk  00:00:34 RP 
05/17/2011 Jack Davis TVAd Issue eng What's at stake   00:00:31 RP 
05/16/2011 Kathy Hochul TVAd Attack eng House Majority PAC NY-26 ad   00:00:33 RP 
05/05/2011 Jane Corwin TVAd Attack eng Real Jack  00:00:30 RBH 
03/22/2011 Ian Murphy Web Only Ad Mixed eng An important message from Ian Murphy   00:02:19 RP 

INFORMATION LINKS

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
May 26, 2011 02:00pm General Jane Corwin campaign officially cancels hearing on vote counting  Article COSDem 
May 26, 2011 02:00pm General Hochul’s win throws a major wrench into New York redistricting  Article COSDem 
May 24, 2011 09:55pm General Hochul takes House seat in stunner  Article COSDem 
May 24, 2011 05:00pm Blog Entry [Ian Murphy] Volunteering at the Corwin Phone Bank  Article RP 
May 24, 2011 04:00pm News Higher than normal turnout in NY-26  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 24, 2011 03:40pm General Jane Corwin granted court order barring certification of winner  Article COSDem 

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