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Kathy Hochul (D-NY-26)

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Kathy Hochul (D-NY-26)

Kathleen “Kathy” Courtney Hochul is the Congresswoman-elect from New York’s 26th congressional district. She was the Democratic Party and Working Families Party candidate in the May 24, 2011 special election to fill the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, (NY-26) left vacant by the resignation of Chris Lee. Her opponents were Republican Jane Corwin, independent Jack Davis and Green Ian Murphy. Hochul’s political positions include preserving Medicare and opposing a privatized voucher payment system, raising taxes on those making more than $500,000 per year, and opposing free trade and developing alternative energy sources. Read more

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