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  • Bill Owens to Retire From Congress (liberal republican Scozzafava endorsed, remember?)

    01/14/2014 10:19:20 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 23 replies ^ | 1/14/14 | Abby Livingston
    Updated 12:30 PM | Rep. Bill Owens, D-N.Y., announced Tuesday that he will retire from Congress after just two full terms. “After careful thought and consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election for the 21st Congressional District this November,” he wrote in a news release. “It has truly been a privilege to serve, and I plan on continuing to work for a brighter future for the region.” Owens faced a somewhat competitive race against former Bush White House staffer Elise Stefanik. Republicans view the now-open seat in upstate New York as a potential pickup opportunity in 2014. In 2012,...
  • House...Board finds “substantial reason...” Rep. Owens (D-NY21 ) illegally accepted foreign gifts

    02/06/2013 4:57:29 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 6:04pm | Posted by William A. Jacobson  
    The Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics  just released findings (with extensive evidentiary supporting documents) that there is “substantial reason to believe” Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY21) violated federal law and House Rules in connection with a trip to Taiwan (emphasis added): NATURE OF THE ALLEGED VIOLATIONS: Representative Bill Owens may have accepted payment of travel expenses for an officially connected trip to Taiwan from an impermissible source, resulting in an impermissible gift, in violation of federal law and House Rules. Representative Owens may have accepted payment of travel expenses for an officially connected trip to Taiwan, when that trip was in some part planned,...
  • NY-23, Hoffman drops out, endorses Doheny

    10/05/2010 8:01:22 AM PDT · by randita · 88 replies
    Doheny email alert ^ | 10/5/10 | Doheny
    Earlier this morning Doug Hoffman announced he was dropping out of the race and is supporting my candidacy for Congress to take back the 23rd. I am deeply appreciative of Doug’s support. Now, more than ever, Republicans, Conservatives and independents are united in our efforts to defeat Bill Owens in November. Thank you for all your support. Please read a copy of the article that appeared in this morning’s Adirondack Daily Enterprise. Hoffman out of Congress race SARANAC LAKE — Doug Hoffman has dropped out of the race to represent New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Hoffman’s name will still appear...
  • Hoffman says he will stay in 23rd CD race (sighing)

    09/24/2010 1:59:41 AM PDT · by onona · 14 replies
    Watertown Daily Times ^ | 09/23/2010 | Unknown
    Conservative Congressional candidate Douglas L. Hoffman said he will continue campaigning, despite losing the Sept. 14 Republican primary to Matthew A Doheny.
  • NY 23 District Republican Congressional Primary Race (FUBAR)

    07/10/2010 9:26:00 PM PDT · by onona · 23 replies · 1+ views
    North Country Public Radio ^ | July 9, 2010 | Brian Mann
    As the weeks grind by, I'm hearing more back-room chatter from Republicans that this election may be slipping through their fingers, despite the apparent vulnerability of Democratic Rep. Bill Owens. Mr. Owens won a special election victory less than a year ago, inching across the finish line by the narrowest of margins. Since then, Democratic policies and President Barack Obama have lost some luster with voters. So why aren't Republicans capitalizing? Put bluntly, they despise and distrust each other. When I talk to GOP stalwarts — the kind of folks who are generally supporting Mr. Doheny — they express open...
  • Freedom Radio 8 PM Eastern Sunday May 23: Doug Hoffman, Gary Berntsen, Allen West

    05/23/2010 11:18:29 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 9 replies · 302+ views
    Freedom Radio ^ | May 23, 2010 | Honest Conservative
    Joining Pat, aka Honest Conservative, on Freedom Radio tonight are Doug Hoffman who is leading the 2010 race in New York-23 for the people's seat. Former Air Force and CIA veteran Gary Berntsen of New York will also be with us after announcing his candidacy today for the U.S. Senate. In addition, Iraq War veteran and retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Allen West returns to Freedom Radio to discuss his run for U.S. Congress in Florida's 22nd Congressional District. Here is the show link. The call-in-number is 646-478-5613.
  • NARAL-endorsed RINO Will Barclay drops out of NY23 race ... (VANITY - good news from the NY GOP!)

    03/16/2010 9:49:22 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 6 replies · 341+ views
    Dede Scozzafava's friends have another bad day ... Doug Hoffman 2010 going strong in NY23! Yep, even the north country New York GOP has good news for us. Happy St. Patrick's Day. "Mr. Barclay was the most outspoken of the potential candidates during his brief flirtation with the seat, with Mr. Owens and Mr. Hoffman being his two main targets for criticism." - Watertown Daily News
  • NY 23 Update (take back the district)

    03/15/2010 8:46:17 AM PDT · by onona · 12 replies · 495+ views
    Watertown Daily Times ^ | 03/15/2010 | Jude Seymour
    William A. Barclay said Sunday he will not seek the Republican nomination in the 23rd Congressional District and instead will campaign for re-election to the state Assembly. "As the days went by, increasingly I came to realize that something was gnawing at me," the Pulaski politician said in an e-mail to supporters. "You can sum it up with one simple word: duty."
  • Latest news on U.S. House races in New York, post your endorsements (VANITY)

    03/12/2010 8:12:50 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 28 replies · 756+ views
    March 12, 2010 | campaignPete R-CT
    New conservative candidates are emerging in New York House races ... updates are included in this thread. Perhaps the most exciting new conservative on the scene is Retired Army colonel Chris Gibson (R) in NY-20. (Recall that freshman Rep. Murphy was elected last spring in a tight special election over GOPer Jim Tedisco.) An Albany Times Union blog reports: "Retired Army colonel Chris Gibson of Kinderhook won an endorsement from the Clifton Park Republican Committee Thursday night. The members talked to Gibson as well as the other men looking to challenge Democrat U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy in the 20th Congressional...
  • Doug Hoffman: Doug Hoffman Announces for Congress

    03/09/2010 7:13:00 AM PST · by pillut48 · 10 replies · 84+ views
    It's Official - Hoffman to Run Plans to Unite GOP, Conservative & Independence Parties to Defeat Owens Doug Hoffman, the conservative Republican small businessman, who, last November, narrowly lost a Special Election in upstate New York's 23rd Congressional District, tonight emailed a letter to over 20,000 of his supporters declaring that he will be formally entering the race and that "this time we will defeat Bill Owens". Hoffman, a life-long Republican, ran in last year's hard fought race on the Conservative Party line. This year he plans to unite the Republican, Conservative and Independence Parties in an effort to defeat...
  • Questions for Doug Hoffman at CPAC

    02/21/2010 8:18:17 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 239+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-21-10 | Skye
    Doug Hoffman stopped by Red State's Bloggers Lounge to talk with the bloggers. I was fortunate enough to work with another brilliant conservative blogger - GenMom - and snagged an interview with Doug.The video was shot in a busy hallway, please turn up your speaker volume to better hear this interview with Doug.[VIDEO AT SITE] Doug is currently running for Congress - Hoffman for Congress 2010Read more at
  • Timing the Race for NY-23

    02/15/2010 3:10:40 AM PST · by onona · 8 replies · 440+ views
    The Governeur Times ^ | 02/15/2010 | Written by Buggs Buddy
    Interesting take on the two-step campaign that will be waged for the NY-23 race this year.
  • Another rift on right looms in N.Y. 23

    02/09/2010 6:08:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 54 replies · 1,940+ views ^ | February 9, 2010 | Josh Kraushaar
    Three months after a rift between GOP party leaders and grass-roots conservatives led to the special election loss of a historically Republican-held seat in upstate New York, another campaign melodrama is taking shape in the same district. Doug Hoffman, last November’s Conservative Party nominee in New York’s 23rd District who is vying again for the seat, is refusing to rule out running as a third-party candidate this year if he fails to win the Republican primary. And his leading backer, Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long, told POLITICO that he refuses to endorse any candidate other than Hoffman — raising the...
  • Did a Voting Machine Computer Virus Screw-up NY-23 Election Results?

    11/19/2009 4:06:44 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 13 replies · 1,195+ views
    Northern NY News/The Lid ^ | 11/19/09 | The Lid
    There are new suspicions about the veracity of the election results in NY's 23rd Congressional District. After the election, a re-canvassing of the 11-county district had Owens’ lead narrowing to 3,026 votes over Hoffman, 66,698 to 63,672, with about 10,000 absentee ballots to be counted according to the latest unofficial results from the state Board of Elections. In Hoffman's stronghold, Oswego County, where the conservative was reported to lead by only 500 votes with 93 percent of the vote counted election night, inspectors found Hoffman actually won by 1,748 votes -- 12,748 to 11,000. There is new bad news for...
  • Hoffman doubles down, says election stolen

    11/18/2009 7:20:13 PM PST · by iowamark · 35 replies · 2,205+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/2009 | Jordan Fabian
    Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman on Wednesday accused ACORN and union interests of stealing the upstate New York special election that he conceded on Nov. 3. Hoffman on Monday "unconceded" after recanvassing of votes across the district showed Democratic Rep. Bill Owens' margin of victory narrowing. Hoffman originally conceded after trailing Owens by 5,335 votes, but further counts showed him trailing by 3,176 votes. A recent count of absentee ballots in three counties showed Hoffman still trailing by 2,951. Until this point Hoffman has said a victory would be a "long shot." Now, Hoffman is accusing liberal groups of unjustly...
  • Deroy Murdock: Dede Scozzafava Is No GOP Moderate - She is a donkey in an elephant costume.

    11/16/2009 8:10:38 AM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 640+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 16, 2009 | Deroy Murdock
    November 16, 2009, 4:00 a.m. Dede Scozzafava Is No GOP ModerateShe is a donkey in an elephant costume. By Deroy Murdock Re-canvassed votes in upstate New York’s 23rd Congressional District foreshadow the second coming of third-party candidate Doug Hoffman. As Mark Weiner of the Syracuse Post-Standard reported Thursday morning, Conservative nominee Hoffman’s 5,335-vote deficit behind Democrat Bill Owens has shrunk to just 3,026 after Election Night tabulation errors were corrected. Some 10,200 absentee ballots remain uncounted. State Board of Elections spokesman John Conklin told Weiner, “All ballots will be counted, and if the result changes, Owens will have to...
  • Doug Hoffman: ACORN and the Unions Will Not Have Their Way!

    11/15/2009 9:57:07 PM PST · by pillut48 · 32 replies · 2,182+ views
    Facebook ^ | Nov. 15, 2009 | Doug Hoffman
    Our Campaign Is Not Over Yet! So many people have written hoping we continue the fight, count every ballot and make sure no one steals this election. Acorn and the unions did their best to try and say that the conservative movement was a sham. Rest assured they will not succeed. On Election Night the information we received was far different from what we received this week. They will not silence our voice that easily! There is also the fact that NY is using the Sequoia Voting Systems machines. Princeton University ( cited them as having been susceptible to voter...
  • NY-23: Hoffman Campaign Looks at Overturning the Election

    11/12/2009 8:22:08 AM PST · by GoldStandard · 44 replies · 2,594+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 11/12/2009 | David Weigel
    On election night, Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman conceded defeat to Democratic candidate Bill Owens after dramatically under-performing in key counties and deciding that he couldn’t overcome the gap. Today, the campaign is “looking very closely” at a recanvass of the district that has revealed, as recanvasses often do, screw-ups in the initial count. What was a 5,335-vote margin for Owens on election night is now a 3,026-vote margin, due largely to initial under-reporting of Hoffman votes in Oswego County and Jefferson County. According to Mark Weiner’s report, the Hoffman campaign is leaving open the option of legal challenges if...
  • NY 23- Has the majority ruled? - ALAN KEYES

    11/12/2009 6:18:26 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 63 replies · 3,048+ views
    Loyal to Liberty ^ | November 12, 2009 | Alan Keyes
    Word in from NY 23 that Conservative Doug Hoffman now trails by just 3000 votes as the official  tabulation process continues. "The new vote totals mean the race will be decided by absentee ballots, of which about 10,200 were distributed."  Among the absentee ballots that remain uncounted are "military and overseas ballots received by this coming Monday (and postmarked by Nov. 2)..." But Bill Owens "was quickly sworn into office on Friday, a day before the rare weekend vote in the House of Representatives.  His support sealed his party's narrow victory on the health care legislation." By what right does...
  • Recanvassing shows NY-23 race tightens even as Rep. Bill Owens is sworn into House seat

    11/12/2009 5:29:13 AM PST · by paltz · 108 replies · 5,499+ views ^ | 11/12/09 | Mark Weiner / The Post-Standard
    Washington -- Conservative Doug Hoffman conceded the race in the 23rd Congressional District last week after receiving two pieces of grim news for his campaign: He was down 5,335 votes with 93 percent of the vote counted on election night, and he had barely won his stronghold in Oswego County. As it turns out, neither was true.
  • Report: 86 Percent Of Owens' Cash From Outside District

    11/07/2009 8:18:47 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 540+ views ^ | November 3, 2009 | Rachel Slajda
    Yesterday, we showed you this report by The Washington Independent that a whopping 95 percent of Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman's cash came from outside the district. Today, the Independent crunched some more numbers and found that Democrat Bill Owens also got most of his cash from outside the district -- 86 percent of it. Only $121,596 of Owens' total (as of Oct. 15) $843,441 came from the district. The biggest donor, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, contributed about 11 percent. By contrast, $12,360 of the $265,341 Hoffman raised by that same date came from inside the district. His biggest donor...
  • Sending a Message to Republican Leadership

    11/07/2009 6:56:48 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 7 replies · 328+ views
    From Sea To Shining Sea ^ | 11/7/09 | Purple Mountains
    I supported Doug Hoffman in the New York 23rd to send a message to the Republican leadership that the Tea Party movement cannot be ignored. My message: “Stop supporting RINO’s over solid conservatives”. I understand a similar situation is brewing in a California Senate race, but I know little about it. What I do know is that a major confrontation exists right now in the Senate Republican race between Governor Crist, a very liberal RINO who strongly supported Obama’s programs – and former speaker of the Florida House, Marco Rubio, an unabashed conservative. Crist enraged me on his first day...

    11/07/2009 5:12:39 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 13 replies · 725+ views ^ | 11/07/2009 | Gary P.
    The amount of gymnastics Obama and his team of Chicago street thugs and his Alaska Mafia have performed while trying to stop Sarah is nothing short of extraordinary. They have had their billionaire buddies fund schemes, they’ve coordinated with 3rd rate hate bloggers and so on. They’ve put the full force of the White House as well as their compliant media lackeys up against this supposedly insignificant, washed up moose hunter from Wasilla.
  • Owens breaks 4 campaign promises in his first hour

    11/06/2009 6:52:18 PM PST · by fujimoh · 35 replies · 2,422+ views
    gouverneurtimes GOuVERNEUR, NY - Congressman-elect Bill Owens was sworn in at noon today. Owens indicated in a press release that he was now in favor of the bill in direct contrast to his earlier position during his campaign. According to, Mr. Owens assured voters that he felt the public option had no place in the health care reform bill. Contrary to that position, Mr. Owens now indicates that he intends to vote in favor of the bill even though it now contains a public option. Mr. Owens also indicated during his campaign that he was firmly opposed to cutting...
  • Conservatives Have Cause For Celebration

    11/05/2009 2:09:07 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies · 418+ views ^ | 11/05/2009 | Mark Laperle
    In the process, they blew the opportunity to send a solid Reaganite to Washington. Now it turns out Dede is a turncoat (so much for party loyalty). Again, the fact that Doug Hoffman, an unknown, lost by only four percentage points clearly demonstrates a shift to the Right—not necessarily to Republicans.
  • No Dems Among Hotline 'Losers'

    11/04/2009 3:52:48 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies · 1,371+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Does the National Journal's Hotline inhabit the same universe as the rest of us? Republicans went two-for-three in last night's big races. But in declaring Winners and Losers among non-candidates involved with the campaigns, the only Losers Hotline saw were . . . Republicans and conservatives, with nary a Dem in sight! Chris Matthews was only too happy to seize on the Hotline hitlist during his Sideshow segment on this evening's Hardball. Here were Hotline's three Losers: * Sarah Palin: for jumping into Hoffman's losing cause, whereas McDonell and Christie didn't invite her in and won. * Pete Sessions: the...
  • The Conservative Victory in New York (Outside of NY-23, Westerchester county, for one)

    11/04/2009 6:51:50 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 11 replies · 1,158+ views
    The Corner @ NRO ^ | November 4, 2009 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    From a New York political observer: The biggest defeat for RINOs in New York wasn't the pre-election collapse of Dede Scozzafava in the 23rd CD. It was tonight's stunning victory by conservative Republican Rob Astorino in the race for County Executive of Westchester County—the affluent and heavily taxed suburb just north of NYC, which has been solidly Democratic for more than a decade. Astorino's victory is a stinging rebuke to the brand of New York Republicanism personified by Assemblywoman Scozzafava, former Gov. (and Westchester native son) George Pataki, and Westchester's famously liberal former state Sen. Nicky Spano of Yonkers, who...
  • The Loss of the 23rd - We Made Our Point

    11/04/2009 5:57:31 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 42 replies · 1,180+ views
    From Sea To Shining Sea ^ | 11/4/09 | Purple Mountains
    There is a fight going on for the soul of the Republican Party, and the Tea Party protestors are its face. We are not going to be swayed by pleas not to rock tthe boat. We are not going to stop until the Republican leadership embraces candidates who will fight for smaller government, less regulation and a balanced budget. As I said in an earlier post, we may lose some battles, but we are out to win the war. Our tent is big enough to accomodate those with different social views, but when a competent conservative is running in a...
  • Sarah Palin: A Victory for Common Sense and Fiscal Sanity

    11/03/2009 9:51:37 PM PST · by euram · 50 replies · 1,843+ views
    Facebook ^ | 11-03-09 | Sarah Palin
    Congratulations to the new Governors-Elect of Virginia and New Jersey! I’d also like to offer a special word of support to the new Lieutenant Governor-Elect of New Jersey, Kim Guadagno, the first woman to hold that office. Of course, the real victors in this election are the ordinary men and women who voted for positive change and a return to fiscal sanity. Your voices have been heard. The race for New York’s 23rd District is not over, just postponed until 2010. The issues of this election have always centered on the economy – on the need for fiscal restraint, smaller...
  • NY-23: Watertown Mayor: ‘It’s Over’ (Scozzafava endorsement sunk Hoffman)

    11/03/2009 8:01:25 PM PST · by Boiling Pots · 94 replies · 7,306+ views
    By David Weigel 11/3/09 10:50 PM SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. – I caught Watertown, N.Y., Mayor Jeff Graham, who endorsed NY-23 Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman this weekend, looking very glum at Doug Hoffman’s election party. I asked him what happened in Jefferson County, where Watertown is located, and where Democrat Bill Owens is leading the vote. “We lost,” said Graham. “The Scozzafava endorsement, the [Watertown Daily Times] endorsement of Owens–I mean, they roughed Hoffman up.” Could Hoffman still pull out a win? Graham grimaced. “It’s over.”
  • Fox News Projects: Democrat Owens Wins Race for New York's 23rd Congressional District

    11/03/2009 9:06:12 PM PST · by GoldStandard · 75 replies · 3,174+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/04/2009 | Fox News
    Breaking News: Fox News Projects: Democrat Owens Wins Race for New York's 23rd Congressional District
  • Dems call police in NY-23 over Hoffman supporters

    11/03/2009 12:00:32 PM PST · by Lou Budvis · 33 replies · 2,767+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Nov. 3, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Election laws usually prohibit campaigning within a certain distance from a polling location on Election Day. Usually, all it takes is a word to the precinct judges to get violations from overeager campaigners straightened out. Democrats in NY-23’s special election called the cops, as the New York Daily News’ Elizabeth Benjamin reports: I just got off the phone with former state Democratic Chairwoman June O’Neill, who informed me the police had been called to at least two polling sites in St. Lawrence County due to overzealous electioneering (O’Neill called it “voter intimidation”) by Doug Hoffman supporters.
  • Charles Johnson's Dorian Gray Moment...

    11/03/2009 8:51:49 AM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies · 922+ views
    Dennis the Peasant ^ | November 2, 2009 | Dennis the Peasant
    Charles Johnson is at it again. Over at the steaming pile that is Little Green Footballs, Charles jumps up and down, waves his arms frantically, and screams, "Look at me!! Look at me!!" to the rest of the political blogosphere. For his troubles he gets a shout out from Think Progress.
  • Sarah Palin: It’s Imperative That We Exercise Our Right To Vote Today

    11/03/2009 8:39:06 AM PST · by euram · 20 replies · 911+ views
    Facebook ^ | 11-03-09 | Sarah Palin
    “...the right which woman needed above every other, the one indeed which would secure to her all the others, was the right of suffrage.” Susan B. Anthony used those words to describe the cause she spent her life fighting for: the right of an American woman to cast a ballot for the candidate of her choice. Because of Susan B. Anthony’s tireless efforts and the courage and dedication of countless others, millions of American women will head to the polls today to exercise their right to vote. When we consider the sacrifices made to give us this right, there is...
  • Video: Hannity’s Inspirational Interview with Doug Hoffman

    11/03/2009 7:00:29 AM PST · by CyberRBTmail · 5 replies · 493+ views
    Common Sense 2020 ^ | 2009-11-02 | LukeAmerica2020
    Last night, Sean Hannity interviewed the Conservative Party NY-23 candidate Doug Hoffman and two of Hoffman’s biggest supporters, Fred and Jeri Thompson. Hoffman’s rise in the polls and his possible win on Tuesday are described with credit to the grassroots conservative movement sweeping the nation. Fred emphasized the value of conservative principles over party loyalty. Video: Hannity’s Inspirational Interview with Doug Hoffman

    11/03/2009 5:41:12 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 46 replies · 2,754+ views
    Watertown Daily News (District 23, New York State) ^ | 3 November 209 | Jude Seymour, Staff Writer
    Hoffman's supporters stage big rallyDouglas L. Hoffman's first congressional campaign stop in Watertown had more campaign staff — three — than attendees. Three months later, the Conservative Party candidate in the 23rd Congressional District race was a bigger draw here than the vice president of the United States. Mr. Hoffman's raucous rally Monday at the Jefferson County Agricultural Society Exhibition Hall drew more than 300 and featured speeches by former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson and a soundtrack by country music star John Rich. Mr. Thompson, revered in conservative circles, wasted no time reminding the crowd of what was at stake...

    11/03/2009 12:49:24 AM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies · 422+ views
    11/3/09 | Self
    I will vote here in Pennsylvania in spite of many lousy choices on my state and local ballot today, but I want to encourage people in other places to get out and vote. I am enthusiatically cheering on the Conservative Party candidate in New York, Doug Hoffman. A victory for Doug Hoffman today in New York 23 is a win for the Conservative Party, not the Republican Party. RNC friendly spinners may tell a different story on television tonight, but for a Conservative Party candidate to force out the Republican candidate and maybe get over 50 percent of the vote...
  • Report: W.H. Engineered NY-23 Endorsement

    11/02/2009 9:29:53 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 61 replies · 2,733+ views ^ | Nov. 2, 2009 | David A. Patten
    The Washington Post reports the Obama White House played a critical, behind-the-scenes role in persuading former GOP District 23 congressional candidate Dede Scozzafava to endorse Democrat Bill Owens over Conservative Doug Hoffman. If true, the Post report reveals a striking example of the administration's penchant for tinkering in regional politics. Scozzafava pulled out of the race Saturday after falling to a distant third place in the polls. Initially, national GOP leaders praised her decision as "selfless." They endorsed Hoffman, and apparently assumed Scozzafava would do the same. On Sunday, however, Scozzafava instead endorsed the Democrat. White House officials and left-leaning...
  • Sean Hannity Interviews Doug Hoffman Along With Fred and Jeri Thompson - Video 11/02/09

    11/02/2009 6:45:56 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 648+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 02, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Sean Hannity's show tonight where he interviewed NY Congressional Candidate Doug Hoffman along with Fred and Jeri Thompson....(Video)
  • What Scozzafava's Exit Means

    11/02/2009 1:50:49 PM PST · by freespirited · 19 replies · 1,265+ views
    RCP ^ | 11/02/09 | Sean Trende
    Early yesterday, I posited that Dede Scozzafava's withdrawal from the race in NY-23 might hurt Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman. The basic idea is this: If you are a conservative living in NY-23, you're probably already lined up behind Hoffman. Scozzafava and Democrat Bill Owens were probably mostly splitting the moderate-to-liberal vote at this point. These voters may well conclude that their views are more closely aligned with Owens' than with Hoffman's, and pull the lever disproportionately for the Democrat. The fact that Scozzafava endorsed Owens lends some credence to this viewpoint. A new poll from PPP casts some doubt on...
  • Corzine Dropping Like a Rock at Intrade

    11/02/2009 12:02:00 PM PST · by freespirited · 21 replies · 1,918+ views
    Intrade ^ | 11/02/09 | Freespirited
    I've been watching the numbers change at Intrade for the last few days. IIRC, Corzine was at 66 last Friday. Today he's at 45, which I guess translates to more likely to lose than win. Hoffman's numbers took a dive after the Dede endorsement of Owens, but are now back in the healthy range. Last price 66. Bob McDonnell has been in the high 90s throughout.
  • Winning Dede Scozzafava: How Democrats got her nod

    11/02/2009 7:55:56 AM PST · by pissant · 43 replies · 1,967+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/1/09 | Jon Martin
    Fearful that the party had almost no chance of winning the Nov. 3 New York special election after Republican nominee Dede Scozzafava abruptly announced Saturday that she was dropping out, high-ranking national Democrats immediately began working to secure her endorsement of Democrat Bill Owens, POLITICO has learned. On Sunday afternoon, their vigorous efforts paid off as Scozzafava bucked her own party and issued a statement supporting Owens over Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman, a coup for Democrats who recognized that their best remaining chance of winning the Republican-leaning seat on Tuesday was to swing disaffected Scozzafava supporters their way. By...
  • New Siena Poll--> Hoffman Takes a 5 Point Lead.

    11/02/2009 7:21:30 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 16 replies · 619+ views
    Siena EDU/The Lid ^ | 11/02/09 | The Lid
    Despite bowing to White house pressure to endorse her former Democratic opponent, a Siena poll is showing that most of Dede Scozzafava's have shifted toward Conservative Candidate Doug Hoffman. The latest numbers show a six point leap for the conservative candidate, while the Democratic party's Owens has remained the same. ”Hoffman continues to demonstrate momentum, picking up six points since Scozzafava pulled out,” said Siena pollster Steven Greenberg. “It appears, however, that the majority of Scozzafava’s supporters have gone to neither Hoffman nor Owens, but rather into the undecided column, which has doubled since Scozzafava ended her candidacy.”
  • Minority Leader Boehner Shows He Doesn’t Understand What Happened in NY’s 23rd CD

    11/02/2009 5:53:22 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 13 replies · 1,082+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 11-02-09 | Bob McCarty
    During an appearance Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” program with host John King, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) demonstrated that he just doesn’t understand what happened in New York’s 23rd Congressional District over the weekend.
  • Conservatives take aim at leaders, Charlie Crist, other races

    11/02/2009 5:32:43 AM PST · by markomalley · 59 replies · 1,800+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/2/2009 | JIM VANDEHEI & ALEX ISENSTADT
    The conservative coup in upstate New York did much more than lay bare the power of conservative activists: It exposed how little control GOP officials hold over this surging and formidable political movement. In the wake of conservatives’ role in forcing liberal Republican Dede Scozzafava out of Tuesday’s special election in New York’s 23rd District, GOP officials are trying to make it seem as if they are helping to stoke the passion — and can harness it to upend President Barack Obama and Democrats. They didn’t — and they can’t. Many of the activists who helped knock out Scozzafava told...
  • Politico Allen's Idea Of 'Real Toss-up': Hoffman Ahead By 17%

    11/02/2009 4:27:23 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies · 2,252+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When you're an MSMer, you're an MSMer all the way--even when faced with facts that might make you like, well, ridiculous . . . Mike Allen, appearing on Morning Joe, has declared the NY-23rd race a "real toss-up" despite a new poll from a respected organization showing Doug Hoffman with a 17-point lead. The claim by Allen, Politico's chief political correspondent's, was so absurd that, on the spot, host Joe Scarborough offered 3:1 odds to Allen and anyone else wanting to place a few kopeks on Dem Bill Owens. View video here.
  • PPP poll: Hoffman up big in two-man race (Public Policy Poll)

    11/01/2009 7:07:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 1,222+ views
    Hotair ^ | 11/01/2009 | Allahpundit
    Good news, but with lots of caveats. Here are some interesting facts from our unweighted numbers so far:-In a three way contest Doug Hoffman leads Bill Owens by 19 points. In a two way contest Hoffman leads Owens by 15 points. So the Dede Scozzafava withdrawal and endorsement will probably tighten the race some but not nearly enough.-58% of Republicans think that Scozzafava’s a liberal and that was obviously before her endorsement today.-The Rush Limbaugh effect- Hoffman has a 79 point lead with Rush listeners while Owens has a 6 point lead with people who don’t listen to the show....
  • Sarah Palin on Scozzafava’s withdrawal: Now we must unite

    11/01/2009 7:04:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 1,618+ views
    Hotair ^ | Nov 1,2009 | Allahpundit
    Totally true, and precisely Gingrich’s point in endorsing Hoffman so quickly after Team Dede threw in the towel this morning. But there are a lot of Scozzafava supporters who’ll read this tomorrow and wonder why Palin wasn’t worried about unity when she dropped the hammer on their preferred candidate — who, by the way, was her party’s nominee — last week. Which is a long way of saying that while the message is correct, Sarahcuda may not be the optimal messenger here. Remember, according to today’s Siena poll, Scozzafava voters approve of Obama to the tune of 64 percent. They...
  • [RINO] Scozzafava bows out of NY-23 race (GOP gets behind conservative Hoffman)

    11/01/2009 4:48:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 724+ views
    The Politico ^ | October 31, 2009 | Charles Mahtesian
    Republican Dede Scozzafava announced Saturday that she is suspending her campaign in the Nov. 3 House special election in New York, a dramatic development that increases the GOP's chances of winning the contentious and closely-watched race. "In recent days, polls have indicated that my chances of winning this election are not as strong as we would like them to be. The reality that I've come to accept is that in today's political arena, you must be able to back up your message with money—and as I've been outspent on both sides, I've been unable to effectively address many of the...
  • The Last Man Standing is a Woman!

    11/01/2009 1:26:54 PM PST · by freemike · 20 replies · 950+ views
    libertas ^ | 11/1/09 | freemike
    Scozzafava has proven Sarah’s endorsement of Hoffman was the right thing to do!!Scozzafava, down in the polls, had a decision to make. And what was her decision??? When the pressure was on and it was evident she would lose, what kind of person did she prove to be???!! She proved to be what the Republican leadership failed to see! She proved she was a lib first! She proved she was a Democrat first!! After losing the support of the people she chose to give what little support she had left to the opposition, the Democrat party!!Libertas