- In 2008, Jack Davis endorsed Barack Obama for President.
- In 2006, Jack Davis took $5,000 from Barack Obama's PAC.
- In 2006, Jack Davis took $7,000 from Charlie Rangel and his PAC.
Question: "So it’s been established that you are pro-choice. What about federal funding for abortion. Would you permit federal dollars to be use for Medicaid abortions?"
Answer: "I don't have a problem with that."
A special election in New York's 26th Congressional District is a much closer contest than once thought, with Republican Jane Corwin leading Democrat Kathy Hochul by only five points in a new poll released early Friday.
Corwin, a state assemblywoman, takes 36 percent support in the Siena College poll, while Hochul, the Erie County Clerk, draws 31 percent. Wealthy businessman Jack Davis, a former Democrat running as a Tea Party candidate, earns the backing of 23 percent of likely voters, and his support appears to come at the expense of both major-party candidates; 20 percent of Democrats and 24 percent of Republicans support Davis.
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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