Governor David Patterson's (D-New York) decision to give former U.S. Representative Kirsten Gillibrand Hillary Clinton's vacated senate seat will go down in history as one of the dumbest political stunts in history. He removed from the House a Congresswoman whose vote on the (economic issues) was reliable (or at least reliable enough given the political circumstances) and gave the Republicans a fighting chance in a district that typically leaned their way.
Now, it looks like we might be in for another court battle which will probably commence (officially) after the absentee ballots are counted. Perhaps I should start a new poll? Which race will be settled first? the Norm Coleman/Al Franken Senate race or the Scott Murphy/Jim Tedisco House race?