The Poughkeepsie Journal – which endorsed Obama for President – has endorsed Jim Tedisco for next week’s special election:
The 20th Congressional District seat – which includes much of northern Dutchess County – has been without a representative for about two months now. In many ways, this could not have come at a worse time. With the economy teetering, Congress has been moving at a fever-pitch pace to make critically important and highly expensive decisions that would have far-reaching ramifications.
The district needs someone to jump right in and make a difference, and veteran state lawmaker James Tedisco has those abilities. District voters should give him the opportunity to serve.
Tedisco has considerably more experience than his opponent, Democrat Scott Murphy, who has never sought office before.
There is at least one misstatement in the endorsement, however: Tedisco is against the stimulus. Nonetheless, good news.