When asked about the NY-20 special election today, House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFormer Speaker Boehner's official portrait unveiled Key Republicans say Biden can break Washington gridlock From learning on his feet to policy director MORE offered the following:
"I believe the race in New York today is going to be a close race. It's a Democrat seat. President Obama won this seat. ... So this is going to be a very close election. But it's between those two candidates up in New York, and I hope that Jim Tedisco wins."

In fact, there are 70,000 more registered Republicans than Democrats in the district, and George W. Bush carried NY-20 twice. It's interesting, however, that BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFormer Speaker Boehner's official portrait unveiled Key Republicans say Biden can break Washington gridlock From learning on his feet to policy director MORE is playing up Scott Murphy's chances, if only slightly.