New York Republican Jane Corwin stopped short of endorsing the Ryan budget plan a day after it was released by the House Budget Committee chairman.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday unveiled the details of the Republicans' 2012 budget resolution. The House Budget Committee chairman's plan would cut $5.8 trillion over 10 years and reform entitlements, which could ignite a spending debate that would make the 2010 midterm campaign seem carefree.

"Our country is facing a historical challenge — we can either keep pursuing a path of runaway spending, and job-killing debt, or we can choose to get serious about reducing spending, cutting taxes and creating sustainable long term economic growth for our children and grandchildren," Corwin said in a statement. 

"The plan recently unveiled recognizes this reality. I look forward to studying the proposal and hearing from Western New Yorkers about how they think we can best work to change the direction of our country." 

Other Republicans facing tough election battles have also been reticent to back the Ryan plan.

Corwin faces Democrat Kathy Hochul and businessman Jack Davis, who is running on the Tea Party line, in the special election for former Rep. Chris Lee's (R-N.Y.) seat.

With the federal government facing a shutdown if no budget bill is passed by Friday, Hochul has asked for her two rivals to join her in calling for a compromise. According to the Hochul camp, "neither candidate has responded to the challenge and remain silent on the issue."