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    Let's say, for instance, in NY-26, Jack Davis drops out, Kathy Hochul is drafted by the WNBA and Jane Corwin's secret porno past comes back to haunt her. Randomly, Andrew Cuomo calls for New York to immediately switch to a jungle primary system or else he'll raise everyone's taxes by 80 percent. At the same time, Nancy Pelosi and Michael Moore marry and decide to move to the 26th district. This frightens Republicans, who flee the district, turning it into a PVI of D+36. To the surprise of many, a ton of high-profile New Yorkers enter the congressional race, including Cuomo himself. Come election day, however, the results scare the paints off NY Democrats...

    Rudy Giuliani (R) - 20%
    George Pataki (R) - 19%
    Andrew Cuomo (D) - 15%
    Hillary Clinton (D) - 13%
    Mario Cuomo (D) - 10%
    Jimmy Carter (D) - 7%
    Jane Fonda (G) - 6%
    David Dinkins (D) - 4%
    Gloria Steinam (D) - 3%
    Mark Green (D) - 1%
    Jimmy McMillan (R2DH) - 1%

    The Giuliani-Pataki showdown sends Democrats fleeing from NYS, who flock to Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, making all of those states Safe D in future statewide elections. New York, however, becomes a more Republican state than Kansas. In 2014, Doug Hoffman defeats Gov. Cuomo by 91 to 9. Senators Betsy McCaughey and Carl Paladino win the hearts and minds of Republicans, who make up 87 percent of the state electorate.

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    by andyroo312 on Wed May 18, 2011 at 07:22:42 PM PDT

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