The Last Days of TediscoThe Last Days of Tedisco | The Washington Independent
Man, defeated New York 20th Congressional District GOP candidate Jim Tedisco is bold:
Jim Tedisco submitted a petition to the Dutchess County Supreme Court Thursday asking the judge to declare him the winner of the extremely close special election race, despite the numbers currently being in favor of his opponent, Democrat Scott Murphy.
This is a nice way of saying Murphy got more votes than Tedisco. Murphy currently leads by 178 votes, after trailing by dozens of votes before the absentees started being counted. Tedisco really can’t act like such a sore loser and expect to come back in 2010: voters typically turn on candidates who refuse to admit defeat, such as Christine Jennings in a 2006 Florida congressional race that was marked by the loss of votes in electronic machines.