AKRON, NY -- I spent the morning with Jack Davis, the Tea Party candidate -- that's his line on the ballot -- for this open seat. Life is slightly more difficult for the GOP's candidate because he's running. There will be a full story on this later, but here's a teaser. As we discussed the issues on which Davis and the Tea Party movement were simpatico, he mentioned the Second Amendment, then stopped and jumped over to the corner of his office where his model Winchester rifle was sitting.
"It's a replica of the rifle that won the West!" he said. It cost $1000; sadly, the genuine article would cost 30 times more, "and it wouldn't be in such good shape, because it'd be more than 100 years old."