GLENS FALLS, NY – New York State Democratic Chair June O’Neill today issued the following statement congratulating Scott Murphy on his tremendous victory in the 20th Congressional District:

“Today, residents of the 20th Congressional District finally have the representation they deserve in Washington. Though the odds were stacked against him, Democrat Scott Murphy ran a positive, aggressive campaign and proved to voters in NY 20 that he understands the unique issues they are facing.

While Republicans said no to plans that would benefit Upstate residents, Scott took a stand in favor the President’s economic recovery package which will create thousands of new jobs across the district. Scott’s victory in a district where Republicans far outnumber Democrats sends a clear message – residents in NY 20 have had enough of the status quo, and enough of the same failed Republican policies. They are ready for a fresh face and new voice that will fight for the change that’s so desperately needed in Washington.

Governor Paterson and the New York State Democratic Committee were proud to have played an integral role in securing victory for Scott. With the Governor’s leadership, we contributed countless volunteer hours and resources to his campaign – sharing Scott’s message with voters across the district and working to ensure that every vote was counted.  Both the NYSDC and the Governor look forward to working with Scott as he assumes his new role.”


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