May 24, 2011

Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Congresswoman-elect Kathy Hochul’s Victory in NY-26

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement on Kathy Hochul’s victory in the Special Election in New York’s 26th Congressional District

“Today, the Republican plan to end Medicare cost Republicans $3.4 million and a seat in Congress. And this is only the first seat.

“Congratulations to Congresswoman-elect Kathy Hochul on her upset victory. Kathy is committed to strengthening Medicare and she will be a wonderful Representative for New York’s 26th district.

“We served notice to the Republicans that we will fight them anywhere in America when it comes to defending and strengthening Medicare.

“Even in one of the most Republican districts, seniors and independent voters rejected the Republican plan to end Medicare. The American people will continue to hold House Republicans accountable for their plan to end Medicare from now until election day 2012.”


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