Scott Murphy, the Democratic candidate in the March 31 special election for Kirsten Gillibrand's former House seat, is focusing on a clear set of messages in the home stretch: The stimulus, the stimulus, and the stimulus -- and Rush Limbaugh.
Murphy's campaign today held an event with local officials and small-business owners, promoting the benefits of the stimulus plan for the district's local infrastructure -- and of course, to excoriate Republican opponent Jim Tedisco for saying he would have voted against the plan.
And the Murphy camp just sent out an announcement for tomorrow's event in Ballston Spa, with this teaser line: "While Career Albany politician Jim Tedisco has apologized to Rush Limbaugh who openly called for our President to fail, he has refused to apologize to voters for saying 'No' to saving or creating 76,000 jobs Upstate, and 'No' to the largest middle class tax cut in history."
For more on the Rush Limbaugh stuff, check out this amusing link. There is a necessary correction to the Murphy camp's line: Tedisco wasn't quite apologizing to Rush, so much as he was denying he'd said anything bad in the first place.