Democrat Hochul Wins NY Election, Now Focuses On Jobs

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Congresswoman-elect Kathy Hochul while talking with supporters in Depew, N.Y., Wednesday, May 25, 2011.  Hochul  defeated Republican state Assemblywoman Jane Corwin on Tuesday night. i

Congresswoman-elect Kathy Hochul while talking with supporters in Depew, N.Y., Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Hochul defeated Republican state Assemblywoman Jane Corwin on Tuesday night. David Duprey/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Congresswoman-elect Kathy Hochul while talking with supporters in Depew, N.Y., Wednesday, May 25, 2011.  Hochul  defeated Republican state Assemblywoman Jane Corwin on Tuesday night.

Congresswoman-elect Kathy Hochul while talking with supporters in Depew, N.Y., Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Hochul defeated Republican state Assemblywoman Jane Corwin on Tuesday night.

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In an upset victory on Tuesday, Democrat Kathy Hochul won a congressional seat in N.Y.'s 26th district, which has 30,000 more Republicans than Democrats. Hochul beat Republican Jane Corwin after framing the vote as a referendum on the GOP's Medicare reform plan. Host Michel Martin speaks with Hochul about her victory and what she hopes to accomplish upon taking office.

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