November 3, 2010

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Hayworth defeats Hall

Hayworth celebrates following latle-night Hall concession

FISHKILL – Dr. Nan Hayworth defeated John Hall to capture the 19th District congressional seat Tuesday.  The race was one in the national spotlight. 

Two-term Democrat Hall went down to defeat in the district that encompasses all or part of five counties in the Mid-Hudson.

The campaign centered on Hall being labeled as one of the failed Democrats in Washington while Hayworth was a political newcomer who would bring a fresh, conservative outlook on government.

After she gave her victory speech, Hayworth talked of her agenda in Washington.

“Extend permanently those ’01 and ’03 tax cuts, make sure we control federal spending,” she said. “Let’s start with retooling that new health law so that we don’t have a $2 trillion bureaucracy that we’re ramming down the American people’s throats.”

Hall called Hayworth to concede defeat and told her he would be returning to his career in the music field. Hall was a member of the pop group Orleans.

Hayworth was one of two Republicans in the Hudson Valley, and three in New York State, to oust incumbent Democrats. 

In the neighboring 20th district, Republican Christopher Gibson ousted Democrat Scott Murphy by a ten-point martin.  Murphy was appointed to fill the seat vacated by Kirsten Gillibrand after she was appointed to the U.S. Senate. 


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