George LeMieux attempts to spin NY special election upset on "shadowy campaign tricks" and also to help him raise funds

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Democrats scored an upset in one of New York’s most conservative Congressional districts last night in a special election that was considered by many to be a referendum on Congressman Paul Ryan's plan to dismantle Medicare.

Although some analysts are hesitate to point out that the issue alone was the only one that mattered in determining why Democrat Kathy Hochul beat Republican Jane Corwin, you can bet that it certainly is being studied by Republicans nationally this morning.

There was also a Tea Party candidate who soaked up 9 percent of the vote - and for aspiring Florida U.S. GOP Senate George LeMieux - that was the deciding factor, in an email pitch for fund-raising this morning.