A recent Free Beacon analysis concluded that Sean Eldridge, the Democrat running for Congress in New York’s 19th district, is the worst candidate of the 2014 cycle. On Friday, the New York Times endorsed our analysis. In a profile of Eldridge’s opponent, incumbent Rep. Chris Gibson (R., N.Y.), the Times described Eldridge as "a first-time Democratic candidate with a thin résumé and a thick wallet."
There only one problem with the Times’ assessment. Eldridge may have a "thick wallet," but it doesn’t belong to him. The money belongs to his husband, Chris Hughes, who made millions after being randomly selected to be Mark Zuckerberg’s roommate at Harvard. Hughes has already purchased two mansions in neighboring congressional districts in an effort to fulfill his husband’s political ambitions. When Eldridge loses in November, the couple will inevitably move somewhere else so he can run again.
A poll released earlier this week finds Eldridge trailing Gibson by 23 points. That’s a substantial deficit. However, in order to ensure that the American Dream prevails, Eldridge must lose by at least 30 points.
Gibson, on the other hand, is a great candidate. As the New York Times explains, the race has revealed
the depth of bipartisan affection for Mr. Gibson, a decorated veteran of two wars who returns his $4,300-a-month military pension to taxpayers, has capped his service in Congress at eight years, and travels the district in a black ragtop Mustang (a gift from his wife when he returned home from duty in Kosovo).