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Confirmed: SCOZZAFAVA SUSPENDS 23RD CAMPAIGN
http://www.stealthfusion.com/forum/local-politics/8204-breaking-scozzafava-drops-out-ny-23-race.html ^ | 10/31/2009 | Watertown News

Posted on 10/31/2009 7:51:28 AM PDT by johnnyd0422

"Today, I again seek to act for the good of our community,"

"It is increasingly clear that pressure is mounting on many of my supporters to shift their support. Consequently, I hereby release those individuals who have endorsed and supported my campaign to transfer their support as they see fit to do so. I am and have always been a proud Republican. It is my hope that with my actions today, my party will emerge stronger and our district and our nation can take an important step towards restoring the enduring strength and economic prosperity that has defined us for generations."

Scozzafava Statement


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: classylady; doughoffman; dropout; failure; hoffman; nevermind; ny2009; ny23; nygop; ourloss; rinopurge; rinotwitquits; scozzafava; teaparty
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To: Lazamataz

[crickets]


251 posted on 10/31/2009 12:38:34 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: STARWISE

And then Newt steps up to lift a jib and tack his way down wind, on a vessel that was already going the race.


252 posted on 10/31/2009 12:50:29 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard; Mojave

(crickets)


253 posted on 10/31/2009 12:55:02 PM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: Lazamataz
So now you get to favor one candidate -- the liberal democrat -- or the other, a conservative republican.

I can't write in Paul Maroun (the conservative republican) because I don't live in the district. Neither does Hoffman, BTW.

254 posted on 10/31/2009 12:56:49 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: Lazamataz

Your lighters?


255 posted on 10/31/2009 12:57:27 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: Mojave

You need rest.


256 posted on 10/31/2009 1:20:56 PM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: txroadkill

I think they are starting to hear us... time to turn up the volume !

ROFL!

WOOT great day for liberty


257 posted on 10/31/2009 2:09:57 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: staytrue
a moderate would pull votes from the democrat :)

which is fine with me.

258 posted on 10/31/2009 2:12:25 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: johnnyd0422

Another RINO “Newt-ralized”. Conservatism is on the ascendancy. Let’s hope it is not too late.


259 posted on 10/31/2009 2:17:38 PM PDT by Artem55
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To: MestaMachine

lawl


260 posted on 10/31/2009 2:30:17 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (There was a hole here. It's gone now.)
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To: NautiNurse

lol...you gotta good memory dear.


261 posted on 10/31/2009 2:33:45 PM PDT by wardaddy (folks, these freepathons are taking too long tightwads, shame on us in front of the kooks)
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To: johnnyd0422

She has my respect for that move. Good job!


262 posted on 10/31/2009 2:41:38 PM PDT by soycd
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To: jaz.357
Matt's been sleeping fo A LONG TIME!

prisoner6

263 posted on 10/31/2009 2:50:53 PM PDT by prisoner6 (ACORN is nuts!)
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To: farlander
YES! THE EARTH JUST MOEVED! STEELE, CAN YOU HEAR WE THE PROPLE NOW?

Sorry fo the uppercase, I'm so encouraged!

prisoner6

264 posted on 10/31/2009 2:53:05 PM PDT by prisoner6 (ACORN is nuts!)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Think it will help any?


265 posted on 10/31/2009 2:53:32 PM PDT by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1, 4 if by Thread.)
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To: jaz.357
Yep, I saw it after I left that reply.

Thanks!

266 posted on 10/31/2009 2:54:12 PM PDT by pctech
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To: prisoner6

Oh, BABY!!! You better believe they hear us now.
It’s what they are going to do about it that worries me.


267 posted on 10/31/2009 2:55:11 PM PDT by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1, 4 if by Thread.)
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To: prisoner6

Oh, BABY!!! You better believe they hear us now.
It’s what they are going to do about it that worries me.


268 posted on 10/31/2009 2:58:11 PM PDT by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1, 4 if by Thread.)
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To: La Enchiladita
This speaks well of a classy lady.

I hope New Yorkers will be happy with the outcome now, however they achieved it.

No it does not. If she were the "classylady" she would have put her support behind Hoffman.

Many that were going to vote for her will now vote for the democrat. Absentee ballots have also already gone out and probably already sent back.

269 posted on 10/31/2009 2:59:59 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
I missed that one. I did notice that she began her statement by saying she is again seeking to serve the community, the cute little altruist.

How she can serve it by running and also by not running remains a question.

270 posted on 10/31/2009 3:01:04 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: freespirited

“but have to give the RINO credit for doing the right thing.”

She didn’t do it voluntarily; she was forced out, with great reason!

Now for the aho’s who nominated her! Throw them out, too, NOW!


271 posted on 10/31/2009 3:03:44 PM PDT by lancer (It's near impossible to get a pig to cut his own throat...ask any Congressman.)
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To: prisoner6
YES! THE EARTH JUST MOEVED! STEELE, CAN YOU HEAR WE THE PROPLE NOW?

Steele had no chice but to support the Republican candidate. The NY Republican Party nominated her.

272 posted on 10/31/2009 3:03:44 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: MestaMachine

Well.......it helped me laugh :)


273 posted on 10/31/2009 3:03:56 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (There was a hole here. It's gone now.)
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To: hoosiermama

>> Steele was head of the party ... he couldn’t come out against [Scozzafava]. The same cannot be said for Newt.

That makes sense.


274 posted on 10/31/2009 3:04:15 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Speaking out against Free Speech is 'Hate Speech')
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To: wardaddy
lol...you gotta good memory dear.

teehee!...like an elephant.

275 posted on 10/31/2009 3:05:57 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: Madame Dufarge

The headline says she threw her support to Hoffman but the body of the article doesn’t.


276 posted on 10/31/2009 3:06:04 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Carry_Okie

ding we have a winner! there needs to be a makeover of the gop pure and simple. If the gop is going to be like the dems only the lite version what good are they. The head of the gop should be asking questions and demanding answers like Beck.To think that newt supported a prochoice candidate after just becoming a Catholic shows where his true loyalty is, his personal opinion, rather than church teaching and his political views. I have no respect for him anymore.


277 posted on 10/31/2009 3:10:55 PM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: StarFan

I’m concerned about the armies of leftists descending on the area. I hope Ryan gets his poll watchers on full alert, with cellphones and backup teams. He knows what he’s doing, but massive voter fraud can overwhelm the righteous.


278 posted on 10/31/2009 3:11:05 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Rennes Templar

Give her a break....she did the right thing this time.


279 posted on 10/31/2009 3:11:33 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: johnnyd0422

Hopefully not too little too late.


280 posted on 10/31/2009 3:11:45 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Irish Eyes
For years it's been the RINO'S telling conervatives to vote for anyone with an "R" after their name. It's changed. From now on if Republicans want to win...RINO'S better vote for someone with a "C" after their name.

The Hillmans, The Rockefellers, The McCains, ANYONE who is even CLOSE to being a RINO must understand... the era of RINO'S is OVER!

A vote for a RINO is a vote for rat. No more reaching across the aisle!

prisoner6

281 posted on 10/31/2009 3:12:06 PM PDT by prisoner6 (ACORN is nuts!)
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To: lonestar

the RIGHT thing would have been to tell your followers to vote for Hoffman......she stopped short of that.


282 posted on 10/31/2009 3:12:49 PM PDT by tioga
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To: prisoner6

283 posted on 10/31/2009 3:15:01 PM PDT by tioga
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To: GeronL; All

Folks, Owens has won it.

Most of her supporters will NOT go to Hoffman. PERIOD.


284 posted on 10/31/2009 3:16:24 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: GraceG

Well Newt has lost all credibility as far as I am concerned! I firmly believe he has aspirations of being President and wants to to stay in the game no matter what he has to do!


285 posted on 10/31/2009 3:17:19 PM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: tioga
LOL!

prisoner6

286 posted on 10/31/2009 3:18:38 PM PDT by prisoner6 (ACORN is nuts!)
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To: tioga

Some things are understood, unsaid.


287 posted on 10/31/2009 3:19:34 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: Irish Eyes

Apparently, she wouldn’t want to meet YOU in a dark alley, would she?


288 posted on 10/31/2009 3:22:46 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Yes, it IS the end of the world.)
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To: tioga

Just remember this: Celebrate thuggery!!


289 posted on 10/31/2009 3:24:02 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Yes, it IS the end of the world.)
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To: rwfromkansas

Exactly. Should we send a thank you note to Richard Viguerie, et al?


290 posted on 10/31/2009 3:25:04 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Yes, it IS the end of the world.)
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To: lonestar

I doubt it........Thursday she had her “people” flashing an email about claiming Hoffman pledged to support her.....and today she just quits.......days before she loses the election anyway. She did NOT tell her supporters to switch to Hoffman and it cannot reasonably be assumed she meant that. She would just rather give her concession now than on election night. She hasn’t a snowballs chance in hell of winning and she knows it. She is already licking her wounds.


291 posted on 10/31/2009 3:26:53 PM PDT by tioga
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To: boxlunch; hoosiermama
We need be confident, be organized, and be ready for 2010!

PASS THE WORD CONSERVATIVES Tea partiers, 9/12 marchers, pro-lifers, defense of marriage; 2nd amendment, anti ObamaCare;anti-amnesty;anti cap/trade.

These are the terms under which we permit solid conservatives to earn our support:

(1) Your conservative group holds an official position within the campaign;

(2) Your group's issue is affirmed in the candidate's platform;

(3) Your group is in attendance at all campaign strategy meetings;

(4) Your group holds a paid job in the campaign;

(5) Your group holds a position in the winning candidate's elective office.

(6) The candidate must renounce RINOS and pukeneos before he gets conservative endorsement.

292 posted on 10/31/2009 3:27:01 PM PDT by Liz (ALL FOX---ALL THE TIME---24/7)
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To: tioga

As liberal as she is, I think it’s better that she keeps her mouth shut. That’s my opinion...and I sticking with it. LOL!


293 posted on 10/31/2009 3:29:25 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: La Enchiladita; All

I have seen this before, and frankly it is textbook.

When the moderate Republican drops out and does not emphatically endorse the conservative candidate, her supporters largely default to the Dem candidate.

That’s going to happen. Considering how tight a race it is, that is a defining point and will almost assuredly win the race for Hoffman.


294 posted on 10/31/2009 3:31:18 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: lonestar

I think the Independents will win or lose this one. I hope they start falling in line with Hoffman. Any defectors from the left will certainly switch back to Owens. The party regulars - both officials and voters will turn to Hoffman. Just depends. I am rooting for Hoffman to pull this one out.


295 posted on 10/31/2009 3:32:41 PM PDT by tioga
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To: lonestar

No, she dropped out to give Owens a win.

There is no way hoffman will win when she didn’t tell her supporters to vote for him but left it open.


296 posted on 10/31/2009 3:33:48 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: rwfromkansas

Dede was NOT a moderate.


297 posted on 10/31/2009 3:34:33 PM PDT by tioga
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To: rwfromkansas

Hopefully, her backers will be furious with her and break for Hoffman. She dumped them, not the other way around.


298 posted on 10/31/2009 3:35:33 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

Beware violations of the Voting Rights Act, however, even if only in the leftist imagination. They’d love to pin that one on conservatives.


299 posted on 10/31/2009 3:38:23 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Petronski
(In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)

Just wondering...maybe if we were to put in a call to Germany...Could we get them to take ours?

300 posted on 10/31/2009 3:39:59 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, nothing more than bald haired hippies.)
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