It’s Election Day Somewhere

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The polls are open today in Kirsten Gillibrand's former upstate congressional district, as no more than a handful of particularly civic-minded voters choose either Republican assemblyman Jim Tedisco or Democratic businessman Scott Murphy for her old seat. For Democrats, it's a chance to pick up a completely nonpivotal 255th seat in Congress and demonstrate that voters still like the party of Obama even though, a whole two months later, it has yet to fix the economy, while Republicans hope to prove that they're still capable of winning elections if they focus all their attention on one heavily favorable district. [CQ Politics]