Post-Game: From a Back-Row Seat, Tedisco Mans Up

ALBANY—Assemblyman Jim Tedisco said there is no one to blame but himself for losing a Congressional bid that, by general consensus, was very winnable for a Republican candidate against the all-but-unknown Democrat Scott Murphy.
“I think, any time you lose an election it’s basically the candidate’s fault,” Tedisco told me in an interview on the Assembly floor between bill votes. “So I don’t blame anybody else but myself. It’s the candidate’s fault if he doesn’t raise enough money, it’s the candidate’s fault if he doesn’t recruit enough volunteers, it’s the candidate’s fault if he doesn’t communicate the right ideas, and you have to overcome those obstacles.

Post-Game: From a Back-Row Seat, Tedisco Mans Up