As Murphy Gains in Polls, DCCC Goes ‘All-In’

ALBANY—A few weeks ago, an independent poll showed Scott Murphy within 12 points of Jim Tedisco in the race to succeed Kirsten Gillibrand in Congress.
I ended up breaking the news of that poll to Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari, whose district borders Tedisco’s. His eyes widened.
“That’s going to turn some heads,” he said.
Thursday, a poll showed Murphy within four. And a lot more heads are turning, as the race turns into a potential narrative-shifter with national implications.
“We’re all-in,” said Representative Steve Israel, who screened candidates in the district on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

As Murphy Gains in Polls, DCCC Goes ‘All-In’