A special election is likely as Republicans will try to win the southern tier Congressional seat of Rep. Erik Massa, who is resigning due to what he says is poor health and a burgeoning sex scandal involving a male staffer. Massa won the seat in 2008 giving the Democrats 27 out of 29 seats in the NY delegation. There is a good chance the seat will return to the GOP.
Meanwhile Governor David Paterson continues to say he will not step down...Mr. Paterson says he will serve to the end of the year despite a spate of allegations that have forced him from seeking the seat again in the November election.
Massa will resign from Congress : Alerts : The Buffalo News