Tedisco Doesn’t Want Any Fancy Endorsements Anyway

MALTA—The Congressional race between Scott Murphy and Jim Tedisco will be cast as a larger referendum on Democratic control in Washington no matter who wins. Each side knows this.
Each side also knows that the greater the national effort put forth on behalf of the candidate, the greater the PR downside if that candidate loses: you can’t say you didn’t care about the election when your heavy hitters crowded the lineup.
On the final Sunday of campaigning, Murphy appeared with two U.S. senators, including the popular former incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand. Tedisco, once thought to be the shoo-in in this Republican-leaning district, soldiered on without outsiders.

Tedisco Doesn’t Want Any Fancy Endorsements Anyway