NY Governor Sets Election Date To Replace Massa

New York Gov. David Paterson has called for a special election Nov. 2 to fill the seat held by former U.S. Rep. Eric Massa, who resigned amid an investigation into whether he sexually harassed male staffers.

Massa resigned in March. Paterson said then he would call a special election to replace the Democrat as quickly as possible. But Wednesday he said concerns about new electronic voting machines and the cost of a special election had persuaded him to wait.

GOP strategists say Paterson delayed to boost Democratic chances of keeping the 29th Congressional District seat, in western New York. The seat is believed to be ripe for a Republican takeover.

Massa cited a recurrence of cancer when he resigned. He later admitted groping a male staffer but said it was non-sexual tickling.

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  • by Anonymous on May 18, 2010 at 01:18 PM
    I notice you didn't post my last comment. you know the one that outlines your hypocracy?
  • by Anonymous on May 15, 2010 at 04:54 AM
    Are you going to answer? dont worry its obvious
  • by Anonymous on May 13, 2010 at 05:18 PM
    WITN why did you intentionally leave out his party affiliation. Is this because you are no longer objective or are you simply pushing the agenda of the Democratic party. I would love to get an answer.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on May 13, 2010 at 06:18 AM
    Yes it was, with all the corruption of the democrats these days....too much attention.
  • by Anonymous on May 13, 2010 at 04:43 AM
    Was the party affiliation of the former congressman omitted purposely or is this just an examplem of shoddy journalism? I'll help ya out, he was a democrat!

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