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  • Gingrich: I was wrong to endorse Scozzafava

    02/01/2010 1:07:31 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies · 1,525+ views
    Gingrich: I was wrong to endorse Scozzafava By Eric Zimmermann - 02/01/10 03:42 PM ET Newt Gingrich says he regrets endorsing Dede Scozzafava in the hotly contested primary for the NY-23 congressional district in November. Scozzafava was criticized by many national Republicans for being too liberal. She eventually dropped out of the race and endorsed Democrat Bill Owens, who eeked out a victory. "She turned out to be a huge disappointment, and she turned out not to be frankly a loyal Republican," Gingrich told an interviewer in New Hampshire this weekend. The former speaker added that conservatives who criticized his...
  • Council Speaker's Anger Over Gay Marriage Vote

    12/04/2009 5:04:44 AM PST · by HogsBreath · 17 replies · 733+ views
    MyFoxNY ^ | 12-3-09 | Dick Brennan
    New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn got angry and tearful at a news conference Thursday when asked about the failure of the gay marriage bill in the state Senate. She took exception to questions that she could have done more to stop lawmakers from voting down the legislation. "There are 60-plus people in that room, and they're the ones with a job to do," she said, referring to the senators. "They are the ones who failed, not anyone else." Quinn is openly gay and says she looks forward to the day when she can marry her partner, but she...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Setback for Same Sex 'Marriage' in New York?

    11/24/2009 4:29:47 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 696+ views
    NC Register ^ | November 24, 2009 | JOSEPH PRONECHEN
    The New York State Catholic Conference reports that homosexual-rights activists received a setback by state Court of Appeals rulings last week. According to the New York State Catholic Conference, the New York State Court of Appeals did rule in favor of the plaintiffs in Godfry v. Spano and Lewis v. NYS Department of Civil Service regarding the state’s recognition of same-sex “marriages” from other states. However, the Catholic Conference’s director of communications, Dennis Poust, characterized it as a defeat for the plaintiffs. Basically, the ruling said that the state civil service could give all the rights of married (heterosexual) couples...
  • 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...
  • 56% in New York Say State Likely To Be Bankrupt By Year’s End

    11/22/2009 1:54:16 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies · 705+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 21, 2009
    New York voters aren’t very optimistic about the financial solvency of their state, but they're also sending their elected representatives mixed signals. They oppose budget cuts in a couple key areas but are against tax hikes even more. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds that 56% of voters say it is at least somewhat likely that New York will be bankrupt by the end of the year. Twenty-one percent (21%) say it is very likely. Thirty-seven percent (37%) believe that outcome is unlikely, but only nine percent (9%) say it is not at all likely. An...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • [Democrat] Owens May Have to Be Removed (NY-23)

    11/12/2009 4:25:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies · 5,139+ views
    The GouverneurTmes ^ | November 12, 2009 | Nathan Barker
    GOUVERNEUR, NY - Despite the fact that Bill Owens has already been sworn-in and has voted on crucial legislation in the House of Representatives, he may not have actually won the NY-23 Congressional Special Election. Several errors were made during the initial vote counts. Over 2,000 votes for contender Doug Hoffman were not counted in the preliminary results, narrowing the current vote gap to less than 3,000 votes between Democrat Bill Owens and Conservative Doug Hoffman. The errors were discovered during the standard vote recanvas that has been underway since November 4th. The largest error occurred in Oswego County where...
  • IT'S NOT OVER - COULD HOFFMAN WIN? Recanvassing shows NY-23 race tightens even as Rep.

    11/12/2009 2:09:01 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 206 replies · 11,809+ views
    Syracuse ^ | 11/12/09 | Mark Weiner / The Post-Standard
    Democrat Bill Owens delivers his victory speech at his headquarters in Plattsburgh last week. Owens declared victory after Conservative nominee Doug Hoffman conceded the 23rd Congressional District race election night. Now recanvassing shows the special election has narrowed to a 3,000-vote difference, and will be decided by a count of absentee ballots. The Associated PressDemocrat Bill Owens delivers his victory speech at his headquarters in Plattsburgh last week. Owens declared victory after Conservative nominee Doug Hoffman conceded the 23rd Congressional District race election night. Now recanvassing shows the special election has narrowed to a 3,000-vote difference, and will be decided...
  • Here's a hard truth for the hard right

    11/11/2009 3:41:35 PM PST · by EveningStar · 92 replies · 3,071+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | November 8, 2009 | Michael Smerconish
    Who is Dede Scozzfava? ... "This is my party, too," she insisted. "There are a lot of moderate people - Republicans, like me - and I'm hearing from an awful lot of them. And I think the Republican Party needs to know if they don't have room for us and they don't want us working with them, we're going to find a way to work against them." She acknowledged that many in the GOP would differ with her support for abortion rights and same-sex marriage. But she maintained that she approached those views from a conservative vantage point - a...
  • Gay marriage activists seek momentum in New York

    11/09/2009 9:24:58 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 941+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 9, 2009 | Edith Honan
    Gay rights activists are looking to a possible vote to legalize same-sex marriage in New York State on Tuesday as a way to drive a national campaign that opponents say has lost momentum. Five U.S. states have already legalized gay marriage -- Iowa, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont -- but earlier this month voters in a sixth, Maine, chose to repeal such a law, which was due to take effect in September. Forty U.S. states have laws banning gay marriage. New York's Democratic-controlled State Assembly passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in May, but the proposed legislation faces a...
  • Learning the Right Lessons From Tuesday’s Results (Finally, Scozzafava is called a liberal.)

    11/09/2009 11:43:06 AM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies · 737+ views
    Roll Call ^ | Nov. 9, 2009 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Everyone and his brother has opinions about what happened on Tuesday, but not all assessments are equally correct, just as not all of the descriptions of the contests, while they were in progress, were equally on the mark. What were some of the mistakes and mischaracterizations during the campaigns and after the voting? One of the worst, I thought, was the widespread characterization of Dede Scozzafava, the Republican nominee in New York’s 23rd district, as a moderate. I realize that those of us in the media use that term to distinguish certain Republicans and Democrats from their more ideologically consistent...
  • Party calls for Investigation of Pelosi-Scozzafava Deal

    11/08/2009 6:20:06 AM PST · by Brytani · 48 replies · 3,639+ views
    The Gouverneur Times ^ | 11/08/09 | The Gouverneur
    Reacting to media reports that Nancy Pelosi “secretly” dispatched a top lieutenant to meet with Dede Scozzafava before the Assemblywoman’s shocking endorsement of Bill Owens, Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long called for a Federal Election Commission investigation of any “illicit inducements” that may have been offered in exchange for Scozzafava’s support. “It a matter of public record that the Scozzafava family company is in financial difficulty. All her public statements about her withdraw mentioned money problems. Nancy Pelosi is desperate to win this seat,” Long said, adding: “Can it be a mere coincidence that Dede demand a face-to-face meeting, then...
  • Who lost the NY 23 for the GOP?

    11/08/2009 4:06:12 AM PST · by Scanian · 48 replies · 1,590+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 08, 2009 | Rosslyn Smith
    Having been in the position of watching my favored candidate stumble badly in an endorsement session while a more liberal Republican alternative hit all the right notes, I reserved my opinion on the goings-on in the recent Congressional race in New York's 23 Congressional District. Now that it is over, I have concluded that while the local Republican Party leadership's endorsement of Dede Scozzafava may have been a what-in-the-world-were-they-thinking moment, I suspect that many would now be saying, "Can't they do any better than this?", had they had endorsed Doug Hoffman from the beginning. While Hoffman may have hit most...
  • Owens Breaks 4 Campaign Promises in first hour in Congress

    11/07/2009 2:42:22 AM PST · by Thebaddog · 84 replies · 5,817+ views
    The GOUVERNEUR Times ^ | Saturday November 7, 2009 | Nathan Barker
    GOUVERNEUR, NY - Congressman-elect Bill Owens was sworn in at noon today. Owens indicated in a press release released shortly afterwards that he was now in favor of the the "Affordable Healthcare for America Act" bill in direct contrast to his earlier position during the election 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. UPDATED: A spokesman for Congressman...
  • A New Grassroots Political Organization Makes Its Mark

    11/06/2009 7:03:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 535+ views ^ | 11/06/09 | Deal Hudson
    A New Grassroots Political Organization Makes Its Mark by Deal W. Hudson    11/06/09 The election results of November 2 were not merely the spontaneous reaction of Republicans to the bad economy and liberal excesses of the Obama administration. The four pro-life, conservative GOP candidates in Virginia and New Jersey were elected in a groundswell of religious and social conservatives, many of them independent voters who had voted for Obama only a year ago. A new grassroots organization played a major role in getting these voters to the polls -- the Faith & Freedom Coalition was founded by Ralph...