Politics & Government

October 30, 2009 3:06 PM

GOP identity crisis finds new home: Upstate New York

A special election for an open seat in the U.S House of Representatives has turned into a high-profile proxy war over how the party should come back from the stinging losses of both the House and Senate in 2006 and the White House in 2008. Facing dwindling support, a moderate GOP candidate exited the race Saturday, leaving a more conservative third-party candidate and a Democrat to battle for votes Tuesday.

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