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A changed race (Scozzafava 23rd Congressional District)
Watertown Daily Times ^ | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2009 | none stated

Posted on 11/01/2009 6:19:31 AM PST by Texas Fossil

Dierdre K. Scozzafava's decision to suspend her campaign for the 23rd Congressional District seat is a shocking development in what had already been an extraordinary race.

In her statement Saturday morning, the assemblywoman explained the reasons behind her decision: "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."

During the day Saturday, she began to quietly and thoughtfully encourage her supporters to vote for Democrat William L. Owens.

(Excerpt) Read more at watertowndailytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 23rd; election; ny; scozzafava
Just when you think you understand what is going on. There is a surprise.

Guess none of us should be surprised by a RINO.

1 posted on 11/01/2009 6:19:33 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

just read the endorsement for the dem..yes..good thinking..another vote for nancy pelosi is really going to help the people of upper new york..nancy is really working on those “investments” in the military..what a doofus..


2 posted on 11/01/2009 6:25:50 AM PST by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: Texas Fossil
During the day Saturday, she began to quietly and thoughtfully encourage her supporters to vote for Democrat William L. Owens.

In other news, Jeffrey Dahmer was interviewed at home, where he was quietly and thoughtfully nibbling on body parts he had extracted from young men he had previously raped and murdered.

3 posted on 11/01/2009 6:26:25 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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To: Texas Fossil

“During the day Saturday, she began to quietly and thoughtfully encourage her supporters to vote for Democrat William L. Owens.”

This speaks volumes to gullible party-first RINO’s like Newt and Michael Steele, and should be a wake-up call to lock-step “republicans” and independants. Don’t judge the credentials or principles of a candidate simply by the R attached to their name. Scozzafava was an Arlen Spectacle waiting to happen.

WAKE UP AMERICA!!


4 posted on 11/01/2009 6:29:29 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: NeoCaveman; xsmommy; Gabz
This does NOT surprise me at all........regarding Scozzafava.....

During the day Saturday, she began to quietly and thoughtfully encourage her supporters to vote for Democrat William L. Owens.

5 posted on 11/01/2009 6:29:50 AM PST by tioga ( November 6, 2012 - Cannot come soon enough.)
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To: Texas Fossil

6 posted on 11/01/2009 6:30:16 AM PST by Leisler (We don’t need a third party we need a conservative second party.)
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To: Texas Fossil

moveloserson.org sees the train about to run over them


7 posted on 11/01/2009 6:32:22 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: BerniesFriend

So, this POS is not endorcing the dem candidate. Sounds to me like she was nothing but a RINO to begin with.

Not surprisingly, Gingrich now is supporting the conservative. Hey Newt, too LATE, you supported this piece of crap before the decided to suspend her run...of course her name is still on the ballot.

Whatever business she is in, the good citizens of NY 23 should avoid it and her. Drive her to the curb where she belongs after this election...then begin working on the party officials who nominated her in the first place.


8 posted on 11/01/2009 6:32:49 AM PST by Mouton
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To: Texas Fossil

During the day Saturday, she began to quietly and thoughtfully encourage her supporters to vote for Democrat William L. Owens.

A true LIBERAL.

Emotionally driven and a sore loser.

What a bwitch!


9 posted on 11/01/2009 6:35:35 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: broken_arrow1

YES, it does!


10 posted on 11/01/2009 6:36:09 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nmh

Response on another thread>

Scozzafava: race became ‘referendum on issues far from here’
Sunday, November 01, 2009 08:21:05 · 35 of 37
Philo1962 to Texas Fossil
Don’t rely on editorials. There’s no fact-checking. Even news stories in the New York Times are more reliable than any editorial.
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My answer>

Scozzafava: race became ‘referendum on issues far from here’
Sunday, November 01, 2009 08:23:34 · 36 of 37
Texas Fossil to Philo1962

Thanks, I understand you valid point and should have put that in the post.

But it is a pretty direct quote. If she truly said what is reported, it is devastating to her credibility.

The paper admits bias in the article.
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11 posted on 11/01/2009 6:36:19 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.)
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To: Texas Fossil

.During the day Saturday, she began to quietly and thoughtfully encourage her supporters to vote for Democrat William L. Owens.

Why shouldn't she....we said all along she was a Democrat.

12 posted on 11/01/2009 6:36:20 AM PST by ontap
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To: ontap

Scozzofava is a patriot. She abandoned personal selfish motives for the good of the country and her state. If more politicians did that, this country would not be in the state that it is.


13 posted on 11/01/2009 6:40:53 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Ev Reeman
Scozzofava is a patriot. She abandoned personal selfish motives for the good of the country and her state. If more politicians did that, this country would not be in the state that it is.

Oh really.

Scozzafava urging supporters to vote for the Democrat

14 posted on 11/01/2009 6:42:01 AM PST by EternalVigilance (We're winning.)
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To: Texas Fossil

I am 99.9% positive that Hoffman is going to win because his message is the right one for New York.


15 posted on 11/01/2009 6:43:45 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Ev Reeman

Scozzafava was forced out by the polls, lack of money, and probably by pressure from the RNC and local GOP party officials. Finishing third would have made them all look foolish. She should have left the race a week ago.


16 posted on 11/01/2009 6:44:38 AM PST by kabar
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To: EternalVigilance

I think people are going to vote their pocket book in NY rather than ideology because that is what they do in elections and if they do, Hoffman wins.


17 posted on 11/01/2009 6:45:16 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: broken_arrow1

Now she is supporting the Democrat. She would have supported them in every vote before the Congress.

She was a snake in the grass, and Newt bit for it.

Next time she runs she can run as a Democrat. Republcans have her number now. ——————I hope.


18 posted on 11/01/2009 6:46:10 AM PST by Venturer
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To: broken_arrow1
Scozzafava was an Arlen Spectacle waiting to happen.

Damn right.

19 posted on 11/01/2009 6:46:51 AM PST by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: Texas Fossil
This rural district depends on the federal government for an investment in Fort Drum and its soldiers, environmental protection of our international waterway and the Adirondack Park, and the livelihood of all our dairy farmers across the district, among other support.

And this is where we are today. Too many people that depend to much on government rather than themselves.
20 posted on 11/01/2009 6:58:37 AM PST by glaseatr (Father of a Marine, Uncle of SGT Adam Estep. A Co. 2/5 Cav. KIA Thurs April 29, 2004 Baghdad Iraq)
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To: Ev Reeman

I pray you are right and that the Republican “leadership” can get their head and heart where it needs to be.


21 posted on 11/01/2009 6:58:52 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.)
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To: Ev Reeman

You must be kidding...She’s a liberal democrat( running as a republican) who agrees with the dems so much she dropped out and is urging her supporters to vote for the dem. she dropped out because the polls showed more republicans voting for the independent conservative than her. Shes no patriot...just another Arlen Spectre RINO


22 posted on 11/01/2009 6:59:23 AM PST by ontap
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To: Venturer

Why the heck would the dems run her on their ticket? Look at Specter......he flipped and now they are going to run in the primaries against him. She is a woman without a party and her political career is OVER.


23 posted on 11/01/2009 7:02:06 AM PST by tioga ( November 6, 2012 - Cannot come soon enough.)
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To: tioga

I hgope you are right.


24 posted on 11/01/2009 7:08:02 AM PST by Venturer
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To: tioga

I hope you are right.


25 posted on 11/01/2009 7:08:06 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Texas Fossil

Obama’s secret plan to flip a Republican district. Step 1, appoint Representative McHugh (R), to be Secretary of the Army.


26 posted on 11/01/2009 7:58:08 AM PST by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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To: sportutegrl

Does not surprise me at all.

He won his first election by disqualifying all his opponents.

He is a treacherous little twerp.

And he is a Traitor, he swore to protect and defend the Constitution and every action since he has been in office is to destroy it.


27 posted on 11/01/2009 8:05:05 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.)
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To: dpa5923

“Scozzafava was an Arlen Spectacle waiting to happen.”

I don’t agree. Specter may have been a RINO, but at least he carried the water for Clarence Thomas, and was very reliable vote on judges. This lady was waaaayyyy to the left of him...heck, her husband is the top union boss in that part of the state. It was unreal that she EVER got this far as a Republican in a Republican district.


28 posted on 11/01/2009 8:21:49 AM PST by BobL
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To: tioga

hope the RINOs see the true nature of the person they were supporting.


29 posted on 11/01/2009 10:14:55 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Leisler

Looks like Newt just got b*tchslapped, BIGTIME!


30 posted on 11/01/2009 7:13:50 PM PST by Surtur (mmm mmm mmm, is Obama soup yet?)
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To: Surtur

Old. He’s been around too long. Too much Washington. He’ll keep at it though. He’s a real addict to the power game. It’s not as if he has anything else, a farm business, manufacturing. He can not even dance.


31 posted on 11/01/2009 7:53:22 PM PST by Leisler (We don’t need a third party we need a conservative second party.)
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