Steele: GOP must win races like NY-20 to regain majorities

We’ve already covered some spin following Democrat Scott Murphy’s win in the upstate New York special election, but we thought we should also highlight Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele’s statement as well.

Steele says that Republicans need to win seats like this one to regain majorities in Congress and vows to devote the resources to do so in the future. Steele made this special election a top priority for the GOP shortly after he was elected.

“Jim Tedisco ran a tough but an ultimately unsuccessful race in a district that has been carried by a long line of Democrat candidates including President Obama, former Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen. Clinton, Sen. Schumer and former Gov. Spitzer.

The Republican Party must be competitive in districts like NY-20 if we are going to regain our Congressional majorities. While we were unsuccessful in this race, the combined efforts of our candidate, the national and state parties and NRCC show that the GOP is going to invest the resources necessary to regain our majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.”

Tags Candidate Position Jim Tedisco Kirsten Gillibrand Michael Steele New York's 20th congressional district special election Person Career Person Party Political parties in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Quotation Republican Party United States House of Representatives elections Voting Result

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