The Tax Message

Here’s one small-but-telling reflection of the effectiveness of campaigning as a tax-cutting Republican these days in New York:

In the high-tax counties of Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester, voters not only delivered large margins, as expected, to Eliot Spitzer over John Faso, but they also did so for embattled Comptroller Alan Hevesi, in what was supposed to have been Tuesday’s only competitive race.

Hevesi won Suffolk County, 164,539 to Christopher Callaghan’s 143,470.

In Nassau, Hevesi beat Callaghan 180,071 to 145,308 .

And in Westchester, the beating was particularly bad: 129,051 to 82,520.

Yes, most voters hardly knew who Alan Hevesi was, let alone Chris Callaghan. But still.

— Azi Paybarah The Tax Message