On Monday, March 9, 2009, Libertarian Eric Sundwall filed his petitions with the New York State Board of Elections . Sundwall will be on the ballot for Congress, in the 20th District (covering areas in the mid Hudson Valley and the Adirondacks.)
This is a special election, which will be held on Tuesday, March 31st, to determine the successor to Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand (recently appointed by Governor Paterson to fill Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat.)
A Siena Research Institute poll placed Eric Sundwall at 1%. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.
Also in this race are: Democrat Scott Murphy (34% in poll) and Republican James Tedisco (46% in poll)
New York is a fusion state, where candidates can be on the line of several parties. Scott Murphy is on the following lines: Democrat, Independence Party (ie: an organized third party, not “independent”), and Working Families Party. Jim Tedisco is on the following lines: Republican and Conservative.