Weekend in Review: A Draw in the 20th, Republicans on Minarik

Although it isn’t clear who has won the congressional race in the 20th, it’s close enough that it probably doesn’t symbolize much about the political mood of the nation.
If it comes to an absolute tie, David Paterson can call a new special election, or just let Jim Tedisco and Scott Murphy compete again in the general election; this second option is known as a “failure to elect.”
Former state Republican Party chair Steve Minarik died suddenly.
Here are reactions from state Republicans.
Michael Bloomberg is very, very optimistic about the number of jobs the city will have in the near future, say a number of people who also have estimates.

Weekend in Review: A Draw in the 20th, Republicans on Minarik