Democrat Hochul Wins NY Election, Now Focuses On Jobs
by: NPR Staff, NPR, May 26, 2011 11:05:00 am
In an upset victory on Tuesday, Democrat Kathy Hochul won a congressional seat in N.Y.'s 26th district, which has 30,000 more Republicans than Democrats. Hochul beat Republican Jane Corwin after framing the vote as a referendum on the GOP's Medicare reform plan. Host Michel Martin speaks with Hochul about her victory and what she hopes to accomplish upon taking office.