Third-party candidate Jack Davis, the wealthy repeat Congressional hopeful who will appear on the ballot under the Tea Party line, appears to be taking votes from Republican nominee Jane Corwin in a recent poll.
There is reason to be cautious in reading too much into the poll, given that special election turnout is difficult to predict and that ballot placement could be a major factor. Davis, for example, will be the fourth and final candidate listed on the ballot.
DCCC spokesman Josh Schwerin said in a statement that voters are “responding to Hochul’s message.”
“We’ll continue working with the campaign and tracking developments closely,” he said.
Greenberg suggested the race is up for grabs.
“Three weeks is a lifetime in a tight political campaign like this, and the only thing obvious in this race is that voters are going to be inundated by commercials, mailings and campaigning,” he said. “Stay tuned.”
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.