Skip to comments.Free-for-all in NY 23 [Conservative Party congressional candidate neck-and-neck with GOP and Dems]
Posted on 09/27/2009 7:35:07 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
The upcoming New York special election to succeed Rep. John McHugh (R-N.Y.) is shaping up to be a real free-for-all, with a new poll showing any one of the three candidates having a shot to win.
The anti-tax Club for Growth commissioned a poll showing Republican Dede Scozzafava, Democrat Bill Owens and Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman all within three points of each other.
Scozzafava leads with 20 percent, with Owens and Hoffman tied at 17 percent. Thats consistent with the results of an internal poll conducted by Hoffmans campaign and privately, Republican and Democratic strategists report hearing similar numbers from other surveys.
The Club for Growth is seriously considering endorsing Hoffman in the race, given the polling suggesting the third-party candidate has a path to victory.
"Although we havent made an endorsement, we're looking very closely at the race and these poll results clearly show that New Yorkers may deliver a stunning rebuke to the big spenders in both the Republican and Democratic establishments, said CFGs Executive Director David Keating.
Of course, an endorsement by the Club for Growth would greatly boost Hoffmans fundraising efforts, and would lend insider credibility to his campaign. Scozzafava has faced difficulty fundraising for the race, according to several Republican operatives, and is the only candidate not to go up with a campaign advertisement yet.
If Hoffman is able to outraise Scozzafava and win the support of the national conservative donor base -- that could seriously complicate the Republican's path to victory.
Hey GOP: CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?!
Dump the RINOs and go conservative or LOSE!
Let the GOP lose regardless...I would love to see 3rd party candidates elected to Congress, ESPECIALLY if they are on the political Right.
Wouldn’t it be fantastic to see the Conservative Party candidate win?
The ground is moving out from under the feet of the arrogant, unprincipled, corrupted, political establishment.
Maybe the GOP should consider this: don’t run candidates against conservative third party candidates. We all know they hate conservatives, but going out and funding campaigns to damage conservatives will be their undoing.
Posted on Saturday, September 26, 2009 8:00:30 AM ET by ETL
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Anyone know anything about DeDe? It’s in my district.
I will never vote for another Republican as long as I live after how the GOP treated Ron Paul.
Constitution Party for me.
“Wouldnt it be fantastic to see the Conservative Party candidate win?”
Indeed it would....and I am donating.
NY 23 is a tough district for a conservative party candidate to win.
Some of those small North Country college towns like Plattsburgh(dad stationed there for several years) are loaded with far leftists.
Mr Hoffman needs all the support he can get.
Even though I’m the Chairman of America’s Independent Party, I have to say that if you’re a Ron Paul supporter, the CP is probably a better fit for you than AIP. We’re unswerving in our Reagan personhood pro-life, peace through strength views.
Not going to happen. If we’ve learned anything from the 2008 elections, in close elections, the Dems are going to steal it every time.
She’s a liberal Republican from everything I know.
Yes, I read that further down. Thank you. I should probably go, then, with Doug Hoffman?
Dede is far more liberal than the Democrat Bill Owens. She is even to liberal for the RNC. They won’t even back her.
A lot of republicans were going to vote for the Democrat Owens, until Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman entered the race.
Third party is not a winning strategy. Maybe in isolated cases, like this one . . .but not nationally. We should work to reform the Repub party from within.
Hoffman's best chance of winning would have been to run in the Republican primary. He didn't do that. So instead he will split the conservative vote and the stinking liberal will win...which is why the liberal loving Politico pushes this push-poll story.