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  • WI:Update on Open Carrier Mark Hoffman Trial

    05/24/2014 4:42:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On 23 July, 2013, Mark J. Hoffman of Somerset, Wisconsin, was arrested for legally openly carrying firearms. The charges were disorderly conduct (DC) and obstructing an officer.   Originally, Mark was told that he was under arrest for "being heavily armed".   Here is the  Gun Watch article.   The County attorney refused to press charges under Wisconsin statues. Mark Reported to Gun Watch that the charges were indeed dropped.  Then, out of the blue, three weeks later, he was issued two municipal citations from the Somerset Police Department.  Here are Mark's own words:  UPDATEThe St. Croix County DA did not...
  • Here's What Will Happen To 'Hunger Games' And Philip Seymour Hoffman's Other Unfinished Films

    02/03/2014 1:17:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/03/2014 | Aly Weisman
    Philip Seymour was found dead in his West Village apartment this weekend of an apparent drug overdose. As his Hollywood colleagues mourn the actor's loss, many are still left wondering what happens to Hoffman's many projects he had in the works. Hoffman had a fairly hefty role in "The Hunger Games" franchise, having just been introduced as game master Plutarch Heavensbee in November's super successful "Catching Fire," which earned nearly $860 million at the box office. At the time of his death, Hoffman was just finishing up shooting on "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2," but Lionsgate says his...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman dead after apparent drug overdose: cops

    02/02/2014 10:43:03 AM PST · by John W · 176 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 2, 2014 | Larry Celona and Bruce Golding
    Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside a Greenwich Village home on Sunday, cops said. Hoffman’s body was found by a friend at 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning in an apartment at 35 Bethune St., sources said.
  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman Dead

    02/02/2014 10:39:54 AM PST · by Yaelle · 46 replies
    KFI am 640 Los Angeles ^ | 02/02/2014 | KFI radio
    WSJ and KFI reporting that the great actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his NY apt.
  • Arab Breaks Chair on Elderly Jew's Head

    05/13/2013 5:12:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/5/13 | Gil Ronen
    Another day, another story of a brutal attack by Arabs against Jews. And as usual, most news outlets will not cover this news. A large-bodied Arab man attacked an elderly Jew in Jerusalem's Old City last Saturday. The victim's daughter, Tali Hoffman, told Arutz Sheva that her father was making his way to Shacharit prayers, as he does every Sabbath, from his home in the Muslim Quarter to the Kotel. When he arrived at HaGay Street, just a few dozen meters from the Kotel, the Arab man stepped out of a falafel shop and tried to knock him down by...
  • Parents: Grandma 'monster,' slain son 'vindicated'

    03/20/2013 10:02:19 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 20, 2013 | Ed White
    PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Calling her mother a "monster," Jennifer Hoffman said the 75-year-old woman deserves to be in prison for fatally shooting her teen son and strongly refuted the image painted of the boy during the Detroit-area grandmother's trial. Sandra Layne, of West Bloomfield Township, was found guilty Tuesday of second-degree murder in death of her 17-year-old grandson Jonathan Hoffman last May 18. Jennifer Hoffman and her ex-husband, Michael Hoffman, said the verdict is "vindication" for their son whose actions and lifestyle were called into question through Layne's testimony. Layne said she bought a gun because she feared the...
  • St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner once again honored by CSGV

    09/23/2012 2:38:39 PM PDT · by marktwain
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 21 September, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    Back in May, 2011, this column had the great honor of being excoriated in a blog published by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. A superb Claire Wolfe quote cited in the author's Twitter profile drew some of the criticism, but the cause for most of CSGV's anguished bleating was this article, particularly the following passage: If gun owners are indeed a minority in the U.S., so what? Does being in the minority make one's rights less worthy of defending? Such a situation would hardly be consistent with the values that are supposed to be an essential part of what...
  • Despite opposition, Hoffman sticks to her guns(MN)

    02/14/2012 1:42:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 14 February, 2012 | Ryan Howard
    Senator Gretchen Hoffman isn’t letting police union opposition to a gun bill she sponsored get to her. Instead, she’s focused on the voices of support she’s received on a piece of legislation she’s dubbed the “Stand Your Ground” bill. The bill (SF 1357) expands gun owners’ self-defense rights. Currently, the use of deadly force is authorized when a person believes they are in danger of bodily harm or death, but the new bill presumes that threat may be posed by a home invader. It also eliminates residents’ “duty to retreat” from a threat if possible, instead allowing deadly force. The...
  • After years of demographic decline, Russian parliament votes to restrict abortion

    10/21/2011 11:58:34 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10-21-2011 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Russia’s national parliament, the Federal Assembly, has voted to restrict abortion for the first time in decades, in the face of a demographic decline that has reduced the population by 2.9% since 1992. The new law, which is expected to be signed by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, prohibits abortions beyond the 12th week of pregnancy, and imposes a mandatory waiting period of between two and seven days. Exceptions are permitted for economic hardship, which allows abortions up to the point 22 weeks of gestation. Join a Facebook page to end abortion here. Legislators discarded proposals by the Orthodox Church to...
  • When Gingrich Speaks, Remember Hoffman & Scozzafava

    05/21/2011 2:50:19 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    5/21/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Gingrich rips Paul Ryan's plan, then backpedals... Gingrich backed RINO establishment candidate Scozzafava (who later withdrew and threw her support to the Democrat candidate) instead of giving his support to the independent conservative, Hoffman, back during the 2009 special election; then Gingrich backpedaled over that. Winks and nods to the Republican and Democrat establishment followed by grinning mea culpas for the benefit of conservatives. Par for the course...
  • N.Y. Dem Owens might support Republican John Boehner for Speaker

    11/29/2010 5:04:25 AM PST · by Impy · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/10 | Jordan Fabian
    A Democratic congressman who backed Speaker Nancy Pelosi for minority leader said Monday it is "quite possible" he might vote for Republican John Boehner for Speaker in the next Congress. Rep. Bill Owens (N.Y.) said he voted for Pelosi (D-Calif.) for minority leader in a House Democratic caucus meeting last week, even though he thinks she is too liberal. But Owens said he is open to supporting Boehner, whom House Republicans designated as the next Speaker, when the full House votes next year.
  • Hoffman Sounds Off On Owens Win

    11/03/2010 9:11:19 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 35 replies ^ | November 3, 2010
    SARNAC LAKE, Ny -- Failed Congressional candidate Doug Hoffman is calling for unity after Democrats take New York's 23rd Congressional seat once again. He is also taking shots at the GOP establishment in the North Country. Plattsburgh Democrat Bill Owens managed to hold onto his seat over Watertown Republican Matt Doheny in Tuesday's general election by a mere 37 hundred votes. Hoffman is being blamed for the Republican's loss. Hoffman managed to garner more than 9,000 votes, even though he had dropped out of the race. Hoffman, who lost to Doheny in the GOP primary back in September, remained on...
  • Being <em>Against</em> Climate Change Legislation Is Just Like Being <em>For</em> Slavery

    10/30/2010 5:55:19 AM PDT · by mattstat · 18 replies
    Or so implies Andrew J. Hoffman, current sitter in the cushy Holcim chair at the University of Michigan, and writer of the peer-reviewed (I'm guessing) article "Climate change as a cultural and behavioral issue: Addressing barriers and implementing solutions". This sonorous creation resides in the journal Organizational Dynamics. The publisher of that august serial, Elsevier, thinks so highly of Hoffman's prose, that the article can be had for a mere $39.95. A bargain! Hoffman, who not un-coincidentally has the look, mannerisms, and speech cadence of a television evangeli$t, has a deep, but narrow faith. He is certain sure that It's...
  • N.Y.: GOP Poll Shows Doheny With Wide Lead Over Owens

    10/07/2010 3:31:15 PM PDT · by paudio · 4 replies
    CQ ^ | 10/7/10 | CQ-Roll Call Staff
    The NRCC provided a polling memo that showed Doheny ahead of Owens 51 percent to 37 percent. The poll, however, was conducted Sept 22- 23, before conservative Doug Hoffman suspended his campaign this week. Hoffman, who was running on the Conservative Party ballot line, threatened to draw significant support away from Doheny in what is a Republican leaning district. While Hoffman is no longer actively campaigning, his name will still appear on the Nov. 2 ballot.
  • 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...
  • Tea party may stop backing Hoffman [Upstate group may now support Doheny]

    09/18/2010 4:32:51 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 5 replies
    Watertown Daily ^ | September 18, 2010 | Jude Seymore
    Tea party may stop backing Hoffman 23RD DISTRICT RACE: Upstate group may now support Doheny By JUDE SEYMOUR TIMES STAFF WRITER SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 One hundred tea partiers made Douglas L. Hoffman's Republican candidacy possible. Now 1,000 are considering whether their group should help get his opponent elected in the 23rd Congressional District. Members of the Upstate New York Tea Party, Plattsburgh, overwhelmingly supported Mr. Hoffman over fellow Republican Matthew A. Doheny during a May poll. But with Mr. Doheny holding a 582-vote lead with 1,969 absentee ballots to be counted in the GOP primary, Chairman Mark L. Barie...
  • Doheny Win Sets Up Three-Way Race in N.Y. 23

    09/14/2010 9:41:14 PM PDT · by paudio · 23 replies · 1+ views
    CQ ^ | 9/14/10 | John McArdle
    Businessman Matt Doheny's GOP primary victory Tuesday night sets Republicans up for a case of déjŕ vu in upstate New York's 23rd district. Doheny led accountant Doug Hoffman 53 percent to 47 percent when the race was called with just over 93 percent reporting. But Hoffman holds the Conservative Party line and has promised to campaign through November. That would create the same scenario that helped Rep. Bill Owens (D) win last year's special election against Hoffman and Republican nominee Dede Scozzafava.
  • Looks like classic East-West divide building in Hoffman-Doheny

    09/14/2010 7:47:23 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 13 replies
    Doheny is +60 in Jefferson County. Watertown Daily Times says Doheny is up over all +19. Lots of ballots to count…
  • Long Scozzafavas Doheny (Doug Hoffman's opponent Matt Doheny is a Scozzafava Republican)

    09/12/2010 12:08:59 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 6 replies
    Long notes Doheny called Scozzafava “terrific” in a July 23, 2009 Watertown Times article and pledged to do “everything I can for her and more.” He subsequently contributed $2,400 to Scozzafava’s campaign – the maximum allowed by law.
  • Could Matt Doheny eclipse Doug Hoffman's shooting star in NY's 23rd district?

    09/12/2010 6:43:44 AM PDT · by deport · 20 replies
    The Post-Standard ^ | September 12, 2010 | Mark Weiner
    Washington -- A year ago, Doug Hoffman could do no wrong in the eyes of conservative Republicans, who viewed the political newcomer as a rising star, the darling of the tea party movement. As a third-party candidate seeking an open seat in the 23rd Congressional District, his anti-Washington message resonated from Upstate New York across the nation. A conservative group honored him in Washington with its Charlton Heston “Courage Under Fire” award. He fell just 3,600 votes short of an upset win against both major political parties. But as the millionaire accountant from Saranac Lake makes his second bid...
  • The Tea Party and the GOP

    09/07/2010 6:47:14 PM PDT · by PAR · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/8/2010 | Editorial
    ...On the other hand, sometimes you need a few "wets" to gain a majority and advance your own ideas. Ask Nancy Pelosi, who rode the victories of Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked Blue Dog Democrats to the House Speakership in 2006 and then used them to pass 40 years of liberal dreams in this Congress...
  • The Unrepentant Republican Party

    08/27/2010 12:28:43 AM PDT · by neverdem · 39 replies
    Americant Thinker ^ | August 26, 2010 | Sam Foster
    English novelist George Eliot once penned the following: "Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress." Albert Einstein famously quipped, "insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."  There are more than a few famous quotes on the destructive nature inherent in the repetition of foolish behavior. What is to be said for the way in which the Republican Party is actively pursuing a repeat of last November's special election for NY's 23rd Congressional District? If you were outraged at Dede Scozzafava, wait until you see their latest candidate, Matt Doheny. It...
  • Hoffman’s Poll Shows Hoffman Ahead In NY-23

    07/28/2010 2:46:32 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 3 replies ^ | July 2010 |
    Doug Hoffman, who took the North Country by storm in the NY-23 special election last fall and became a cause celebre for the Tea Party movement, has had trouble catching fire in his re-match attempt against Democratic Rep. Bill Owens. Hoffman’s GOP opponent, Matt Doheny, has sewn up the support of most local party leaders, a number of whom have grumbled to me about Hoffman’s lack of fire in the belly – even though he has managed to maintain the support of state Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long. (Doheny has the Indy line, while Owens has the Democratic and WFP...
  • 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.
  • NY-23: Conservative Party Stands With Hoffman; Will GOP Listen?

    05/13/2010 8:05:53 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies · 489+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 5.12.10 @ 10:34PM | By Robert Stacy McCain
    Since Doug Hoffman's electrifying campaign in last fall's wild three-way special election in upstate New York, other candidates have thrown their hats in the ring for the GOP nomination for the seat now held by Democrat Rep. Bill Owens. Among those candidates is Matt Doheny. Jude Seymour of the Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times reports that Conservative Party chairman Mike Long says he's committed to supporting Hoffman this fall... To grasp the problem now facing the GOP in NY-23 requires an understanding of New York's multi-party system. In addition to the Democratic and Republican parties, several other minor parties have ballot...
  • Feds asking about Charlie Crist ties to Fla. GOP spending

    04/22/2010 7:54:30 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 3 replies · 201+ views
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 4/21/2010 | Tampa Bay Times Staff
    Al Hoffman, the former RNC finance chairman and ambassador, tells us the FBI interviewed him several weeks ago as part of their investigation into activities at the Florida Republican party and credit card spending by party leaders and staffers. "They had Jim Greer's travel expense records and wanted me to react to some of the issues surrounding that debacle. ... There wasn't one single question asked about Marco Rubio. There were a lot of questions asked about Jim Greer, (former party executive director) Delmar Johnson, Victory Strategies (the Johnson/Greer company paid by the party) and the (Greer) 527,'' said Hoffman,...
  • It’s Deja Vu All Over Again in NY-23

    04/14/2010 2:12:04 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 915+ views ^ | April 13th, 2010 | Tim Mak
    In New York’s 23rd congressional district, it’s déjŕ vu all over again. Internecine fighting has broken out between candidates in the district’s Republican primary, and the race threatens to be a repeat of the divisive 2009 special election that saw a Democrat take a historically Republican district. On Monday, the Oneida Republican county committee endorsed Matt Doheny, a businessman who lives in the district. This comes on the heels of three endorsements from other Republican county chairs. Doug Hoffman, who failed to win the Republican nomination in 2009 but then ran on the Conservative Party ticket, has so far failed...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • William Russell, Doug Hoffman, Diggs Brown, Adams Taxin Freedom Radio 2-nite, 8 PM EST

    02/14/2010 2:13:03 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 15 replies · 423+ views
    Freedom Radio ^ | February 14, 2010 | Honest Conservative
    Join Honest Conservative tonight at 8 PM Eastern for a Nite Cap with 4 heroes of the American Conservative Movement, all defenders of the constitution. Lt. Col. Bill Russell, running or the seat formerly held by the late Jack Murtha, Doug Hoffman running or the House Seat from NY's 23rd, Major Diggs Brown (retired) running for the House from Colorado, and Adam Taxin, columnest and raconteur running after all the nations most important and timely news in an original point of view. Don't miss it! The link is here. The call in number is 646-478-5613.
  • 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...
  • Impossible Numbers Certified in NY-23

    11/28/2009 5:09:14 PM PST · by TBP · 29 replies · 2,636+ views
    Gouverneur Times ^ | November 28, 2009 | Richard Hayes Phillips, Ph.D.
    The election results certified by the St. Lawrence County Board of Elections for New York’s 23rd Congressional District contain some numbers that are mathematically impossible. These numbers were requested in person and transmitted by e-mail just hours before certification on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009. For six election districts in St. Lawrence County (the 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 7th districts in Canton, the 14th district in Massena, and the 2nd district in Oswegatchie) negative numbers appear in the column for “blank” ballots, known in other states as “undervotes.” Blank vote counts are ballots in which the voter did not choose any...
  • NY-23: Time for Dede to Face the Nation... What Will She Say? (Scozzafava's upcoming CBS appearance)

    11/28/2009 1:08:02 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,221+ views
    The Governeur Times, Governeur, NY ^ | 2009-11-28 | Jeff Graham
    What should Diedre Scozzafava want to accomplish by Sunday's appearance on Face the Nation on CBS? Is it just another post-election 'poor poor pitiful me' about being beat up by tea party thugs led by Dick Armey, who will be on the same show? Well, I hope not. Ms. Scozzafava knows politics aint bean bag and there is something for all to learn from the NY23 GOP meltdown. In retrospect, which is a lot like hindsight, Ms. Scozzafava was not the best hope for North Country Republicans and her selection by a handful of county chairs was another example of...
  • NY-23 2010: Hoffman officially trains his sights on 2010

    11/28/2009 10:06:03 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 637+ views
    (CNN) - The battle for NY-23 is over. The battle for NY-23 has just begun. After conceding the congressional race to Democrat Bill Owens for the second time in the district’s special congressional election, Doug Hoffman has announced the launch of his 2010 campaign for the seat. “So where to now? Full speed ahead to 2010,” the 2009 Conservative Party nominee told supporters in a message posted on his campaign’s Web site. “Although I’m conceding an election today, I do it with the certainty that we will win back this seat a year from now.”
  • Impossible numbers certified in NY-23

    11/26/2009 5:40:20 AM PST · by MelSmith · 34 replies · 2,809+ views
    Gouverneur Times ^ | Nov 25, 2009 | Richard Hayes Phillips, Ph.D.
    CANTON, NY – The election results certified by the St. Lawrence County Board of Elections for New York’s 23rd Congressional District contain some numbers that are mathematically impossible. These numbers were requested in person and transmitted by e-mail just hours before certification on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009. For six election districts in St. Lawrence County (the 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 7th districts in Canton, the 14th district in Massena, and the 2nd district in Oswegatchie) negative numbers appear in the column for “blank” ballots, known in other states as “undervotes.” <Rest of article>
  • Conservative concedes a 2nd time in NY House race

    11/24/2009 3:22:10 PM PST · by Mojave · 22 replies · 1,157+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | November 24, 2009 | VALERIE BAUMAN
    ALBANY, N.Y. — The Conservative Party candidate conceded a race in upstate New York for a U.S. House of Representatives seat for the second time Tuesday, saying he doesn't have enough votes.
  • Doug Hoffman's will not press for recount in NY 23

    11/24/2009 6:10:11 PM PST · by SeattleBruce · 113 replies · 5,548+ views
    Doug Hoffman for Congress ^ | 11/24/2009 | Doug Hoffman
    Dear Friends, Today, Tuesday, November 24, 2009, it is with a heavy heart that we declare this election over. We will formally end this election and not ask for a recount. This was a difficult choice to make because so many people have put their faith, hope and aspirations into our campaign. Yes, there seem to have been many vote counting problems, missed vote counts and, as was recently reported by the Gouvernour Times, software problems in the computerized voting machines. Despite these incidents, I do not believe the voters of NY-23, or New Yorkers in general, would be well-served...
  • No one won NY-23 [Updated 11/23 5:20PM]

    11/23/2009 10:10:10 PM PST · by Natural Born 54 · 28 replies · 2,390+ views
    Red State ^ | 11/21/09, updated 11/23/09 | M. Schmitt
    It is time to issue a federal subpoena to find out exactly how officials “corrected” the vote.Why, you may ask?Because, as we learned yesterday, at least some of the certified electronic voting machines in the NY-23 congressional special election were discovered to be running malicious code (a virus) in the week prior to voting. We now hear word that election officials, According to the report, election officials, after cleaning only the identified machines, took no further action to re-certify other voting machines in the district. Although the technical nature of such a virus is interesting; it is difficult to adequately...
  • VIRUS in the VOTING MACHINES: Tainted Results in NY-23

    11/19/2009 12:11:23 PM PST · by Howard Morrison · 105 replies · 5,711+ views
    The Gouverneur Times ^ | 11/19/09 | Howard Morrison
    GOUVERNEUR, NY - The computerized voting machines used by many voters in the 23rd district had a computer virus - tainting the results, not just from those machines known to have been infected, but casting doubt on the accuracy of counts retrieved from any of the machines
  • Hoffman alleges vote fraud in NY 23

    11/18/2009 9:55:02 PM PST · by kingattax · 65 replies · 4,306+ views
    Politico ^ | November 18, 2009 | Josh Kraushaar
    Even as he faces near-impossible odds of pulling ahead in the count, Doug Hoffman announced Wednesday night that he is officially revoking his concession from Election Night, and is accusing labor unions and ACORN of stealing the election for Rep. Bill Owens (D-N.Y.). Hoffman posted a message on his campaign site Wednesday alleging dirty tricks by Democrats, and is asking for additional campaign contributions to fund a legal challenge to the election results. “As evidence surfaces, we find out that reported results from election night were far from accurate. ACORN and the unions did their best to try and sway...
  • Stop Another Stolen Election - Doug Hoffman Revokes His Statement of Concession

    11/18/2009 6:45:23 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 1,211+ views ^ | Nov. 18, 2009 | Doug Hoffman
    Dear Fellow Conservative, As evidence surfaces, we find out that reported results from election night were far from accurate. ACORN and the unions did their best to try and sway the results to Obamacare supporter Bill Owens. I was forced to concede after receiving two pieces of grim news - - down 5,335 votes with 93 percent of the vote counted on election night - and barely won my stronghold in Oswego County. Get every vote counted in NY-23On Election Night, the information we received was far different from what we received this week! Rest assured, they will not succeed,...
  • Doug Hoffman picks up 20 votes so far in 23rd Congressional District recanvass

    11/17/2009 4:42:50 PM PST · by deport · 32 replies · 3,259+ views
    The Post-Standard ^ | 11-17-09 , 7:25pm | Mark Weiner
    Doug Hoffman picks up 20 votes so far in 23rd Congressional District recanvass By Mark Weiner / The Post-Standard November 17, 2009, 7:25PM Washington, D.c. -- Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman picked up a net gain of 20 votes Tuesday — far from what he needs to win — as the count of absentee ballots began in the 23rd Congressional District. Hoffman received the tiny boost after Madison, Oneida and Hamilton counties said they finished counting their absentee ballots Tuesday. The majority of the sprawling district – eight other counties – will finish the process this week. But if early...
  • Updated 23rd District Election Counts

    11/17/2009 8:09:24 AM PST · by luckybogey · 34 replies · 2,938+ views
    The Gouverneur Times ^ | Nov 17, 2009 | Nathan Barker
    Today was the final day for absentee ballots to be received in New York's 23rd District Special Congressional Election. Already three counties have completed the final vote counts, and Hamilton County has already certified those counts to the State Board of Elections. Updated Counts Here: County Hoffman Owens Scozzafava Clinton 7530 10536 686 Essex 3175 3718 432 Franklin 4589 5125 247 Fulton 2489 1969 676 Hamilton* 1265 938 369 Jefferson 10884 10460 1179 Lewis 2676 2169 282 Madison* 9155 8290 724 Oneida* 3225 2243 459 Oswego 12748 11000 950 St. Lawrence 8748 12987 1194 Totals: 66,484 69,435 7,198 * -...
  • Hoffman 'unconcedes' in N.Y.-23 House race

    11/16/2009 4:42:46 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies · 4,895+ views
    Hoffman 'unconcedes' in N.Y.-23 House race By Jordan Fabian - 11/16/09 06:34 PM ET Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman has "unconceded" in New York's special House election after reports that the vote margin between him and Rep. Bill Owens (D) has narrowed. Hoffman conceded the race on Election Night after learning he trailed Owens by 5,335 votes. But the Syracuse Post-Standard reported last week that the margin had shrunk to 3,026 votes after recanvassing. Hoffman appeared on conservative commenatator Glenn Beck's radio show this afternoon. Beck asked the him if he would "unconcede." "Yes, if I knew this information at...
  • Did Doug Hoffman Conceded Too Soon?

    11/16/2009 11:14:31 AM PST · by Biggirl · 23 replies · 1,565+ views ^ | November 16, 2009 | Steve McGough
    Should Doug Hoffman had waited and let all the votes be counted? I’m certainly not a fan of taking election counts to the courts, but maybe Doug Hoffman should have let all of the votes be counted before conceding. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi quickly got Bill Owens (D- N.Y.) down to Washington D.C. and swore him in within a few days so he could break his first campaign promise and vote to include a public option for health care. To be fair, Owens was against the public option early in the campaign, only to quietly reverse his opinion in the...
  • Doug Hoffmann in NY 23 says he is within 2000 votes! Count should be done by Thursday!

    11/16/2009 6:44:33 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 260 replies · 13,823+ views
    Doug Hoffman just told Glenn Beck they are 2000 votes behind in NY 23with 10,000 absentee votes left to count. This is NOT over.
  • 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...