Democrat wins seat in heavily GOP area of N.Y.
Race reveals split between moderates, conservatives in Republican party
Republicans hadn't lost in the region in more than a century. Owens defeated Hoffman despite a 45,000-voter registration edge for Republicans and big-name endorsements for Hoffman from former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, former Republican Sen. Fred Thompson and others.
Do you suppose we can get Sarah Palin to endorse more republican candidates?