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Special congressional election in upstate New York.
Not all Democrats think it's the right strategy to focus on this in fact the last democratic president.
Says it's risky for what he says may only be a short term political game.
We have two reports first course but I'm Molly Line on Tuesday's voting.
Yes we are all future seniors -- -- Democrat Kevin -- made Medicare east central issue in her campaign for the open congressional seat in New York's Republican heavy 26 district.
And -- -- by nearly five points of Republican candidate Jane Corwin.
-- third party challenger Jack Davis a former democratic candidate who ran under the Tea Party moniker despite lacking Tea Party support.
Finished a distant third.
Local thanked voters today I'm gonna go make sure that the -- of people in this district they normally conservative Republican district.
Are heard loud and clear in Washington and I suspect they probably paying attention.
The national response to hopefuls win in -- -- perceived to be a Bellwether on Medicare by many has been swift.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid said the result was a rejection of what he called the Republican plan to kill Medicare.
American voters had their first chance to do something about it.
He went to the polls and resoundingly rejected that plan mechanic who ran up on that plans promised to dismantle Medicare.
-- the race vocal hammered on -- support of the Paul Ryan budget plan which restructures Medicare and today Ryan himself weighed in.
This is a preview scare tactics distortions demagoguery.
Trying to steer seniors to voting for them.
Any irony of it is where the one directed protecting Medicare -- -- benefits for current seniors.
They're the ones that passed the law and actually compromises their Medicare and allows a program to collapse.
So we have a year and a half and I believe in a year and -- time and the truth will get out the facts will be known.
Democrats are looking ahead to 2012 to arguing voters now regret supporting GOP candidates in 2010.
However director of the center of politics that you BA warns against getting too much credence to a special election having said that and being cautious.
You still have to say there was a clear message here for Republicans now -- GOP must determine what the message means there will be much talk among the party faithful about how to better communicate their approach to entitlement programs.
And defend against what they consider to be -- scare tactics in -- York Molly Line Fox News.
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