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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
    rollcall.com ^ | 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,...
  • Federal probe sought of NY-23 Dem candidate’s false fundraising claim GOP tried to hack her website

    10/18/2013 9:48:26 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    © Copyright 2008-2013, Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:45am | William A. Jacobson
    <p>On September 30, 2013, at about 6:30 p.m., Democratic challenger Martha Robertson in the upstate NY-23 district, sent a fundraising email claiming that “GOP Ops” had been “caught” trying to take down her website, and urging people to fight back and donate to her campaign, providing a phone number for those who could not get through to the website.</p>
  • Love would 'take apart' Congressional Black Caucus if elected in Utah's 4th District

    01/16/2012 8:58:06 AM PST · by Baynative · 36 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Jan 5, 2012 | Dennis Romboy
    If elected in November, Love would be the first black Republican woman in Congress and Utah's first black representative. She said she would join the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C., should she win. "Yes, yes. I would join the Congressional Black Caucus and try to take that thing apart from the inside out," she said.
  • Calls grow for Stabins' immediate resignation

    08/26/2011 11:52:04 AM PDT · by cc2k · 7 replies
    Hernando Today ^ | August 25, 2011 | MICHAEL D. BATES
    <p>BROOKSVILLE - Steven Langone was at the Publix supermarket on Mariner Boulevard on Thursday morning handing out flyers and asking people to join him in his efforts to kick County Commissioner Jeff Stabins out of office.</p> <p>This morning, he plans to do the same at the Sweetbay, just up the road from his Elgin home.</p>
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    http://capitaltonight.com ^ | July 2010 | capitaltonight.com
    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...
  • Support Doug Hoffman - Conservative for NY 23 Congressional District

    07/25/2010 9:06:26 AM PDT · by onona · 9 replies
    Watertown Daily Times (Watertown NY) ^ | 25 July 2010 | Larry Robinson
    Lanky, spectacled and soft-spoken, Douglas L. Hoffman looks every bit the certified public accountant, businessman and financial planner he is. The Saranac Lake resident is a self-made millionaire — a savvy businessman with a seemingly endless reserve of energy who was driven to succeed from an early age. The story of his business success is interesting, even if it ended there. But last year Mr. Hoffman stepped into the world of politics, launching a third-party bid for New York's 23rd Congressional District seat, which includes 650,000 residents in all or parts of 11 counties, including St. Lawrence, Lewis and Jefferson
  • GOP Faces Possible NY 23 Repeat

    06/21/2010 2:14:07 PM PDT · by randita · 20 replies
    Hotline On Call ^ | 6/21/10 | Reid Wilson
    GOP Faces Possible NY 23 Repeat June 21, 2010 3:09 PM By Reid Wilson GOPers stung by a divisive intra-party battle last fall face the prospect of a split party, once again, in the race for an upstate NY House seat that should favor the minority. Last Nov., Rep. Bill Owens (D) won Army Sec. John McHugh's seat with just 48.3% of the vote. Still, it was enough to win after Assemb. Dede Scozzafava (R) and accountant Doug Hoffman, running on the Conservative Party line, split the GOP vote. After Hoffman attacked Scozzafava's moderate -- GOPers backing Hoffman labeled her...
  • 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...
  • Hoffman, Again, Announces Candidacy for 23rd Congressional Race

    03/09/2010 5:51:42 PM PST · by onona · 11 replies · 469+ views
    The Governeur Times ^ | 03/09/2010 | Written by Timothy W. Scee, II
    WATERTOWN, NY - After a hotly contested race in 23rd Congressional District last year, Republican Accountant, Doug Hoffman, announced Monday that he will again run for Congress. Hoffman, who owns thirteen businesses, made his candidacy known today in the form of a letter on his campaign Web site. During an interview Tuesday with the Gouverneur Times, Hoffman admits "I've been campaigning behind the scenes."
  • Nine House Dems Mull Health Care Backing (Voted no last time; might vote yes this time)

    03/06/2010 11:12:18 PM PST · by Sun · 57 replies · 667+ views
    CBS ^ | March 1, 2010 | staff
    In interviews with the AP, at least nine of the 39 Democrats - or their spokesmen - either declined to state their positions or said they were undecided about the revised legislation, making them likely targets for intense wooing by Pelosi and Obama. Three of them - Brian Baird of Washington, Bart Gordon of Tennessee and John Tanner of Tennessee - are not seeking re-election this fall. The others are Rick Boucher of Virginia, Suzanne Kosmas of Florida, Frank Kratovil of Maryland, Michael McMahon of New York, Scott Murphy of New York and Glenn Nye of Virginia. Several lawmakers' offices...
  • 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
    politico.com ^ | 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...
  • Obama makes first move to undermine 2010 elections

    12/21/2009 11:47:41 AM PST · by opentalk · 42 replies · 3,407+ views
    Post and Email ^ | Dec. 21, 2009 | John Charlton
    Earlier this month, Obama made his first official move to corrupt and undermine the 2010 elections. The move consisted in the little noticed appointment of a technical adviser to the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The importance of the appointment was explained at The Brad Blog last Monday. The Official Press Release of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission read as follows: U.S. ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION 1225 New York Ave. NW – Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20005 For Immediate Release December 11, 2009 Contact: Jeannie Layson Sarah Litton (202) 566-3100 New Technical and Scientific...
  • 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.”
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NY23 UPDATE : Virus Found in Vote-Machine Software

    11/19/2009 1:07:59 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 32 replies · 2,440+ views
    American Spectator ^ | November 18, 2009 | Robert Stacy McCain
    After the earlier post about Conservative congressional candidate Doug Hoffman's accusations of "mischief" in the special-election vote count, a source in New York called my attention to a breaking story in the Gouverneur (N.Y.) Times:
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
    doughoffmanforcongress.com ^ | 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,...
  • 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
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | 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.
  • 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 (http://citp.princeton.edu/voting/advantage/) cited them as having been susceptible to voter...
  • No, Sarah Palin Is Not the Next Ronald Reagan [PDS Flopsweat Alert]

    11/14/2009 2:06:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies · 3,075+ views
    The Nation ^ | November 13, 2009 | John Nichols
    Sarah Palin's Going Rogue: An American Life (HarperCollins) is being pitched by her publisher as "one ordinary citizen's extraordinary journey." That's about right. Palin is ordinary -- remarkably, overwhelmingly, mind-numbingly ordinary. Back in the day, it seemed as if she might be extraordinary. When I started writing about her in 2006, the year that Palin took on the good old boys of Alaskan Republican politics, she seemed intriguing -- even a little, dare we say it, rogue. The story of a small-town mayor mounting a primary challenge to a sitting governor of her own party -- who also happened to...
  • NY23 stolen?

    11/13/2009 5:06:56 PM PST · by Nateman · 15 replies · 1,463+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | November 12 , 2009 | Pamala Geller
    The pathetic irony in this story is that the racketeering party, the Democrats, claimed "victory" on election day despite the fact that they were routed nationwide. They hung their sad little lies on this tiny race. Hoffman never had a shot. He was a strange little conservative candidate but the RINO on the Republican ticket was so repulsive to those of us on the right, it split the Republican vote. So much so, the RINO Dede Scozzafava withdrew and threw her weight behind the ....Democrat! The Republican party has been hijacked and driven underground by the RINOs (Republican in name...
  • Owens May Have to Be Removed (Developing NY23 not over/Doug Hoffman still has a chance!)

    11/13/2009 9:34:20 AM PST · by pillut48 · 54 replies · 3,597+ views
    Doug Hoffman via his Facebook page/The Gouverneur Times ^ | Friday November 13, 2009 12:25pm EST | Nathan Barker
    As it stands now, Bill Owens may be in Washington and voting the Pelosi Party line but when the vote is certified he may be ousted. The state Board of Elections indicated that "...all ballots will be counted, and if the result changes, Owens will have to be removed." Concession speech or not, if the voters in the 23rd District elected Doug Hoffman and not Bill Owens, then Hoffman will be the Representative.
  • Fallout from election heats up (upstate NY fiasco)

    11/06/2009 4:17:46 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies · 1,529+ views
    The Press Republican ^ | November 4, 2009 | Joe LeTemplio
    Less than a day after Tuesday's election for the 23rd Congressional District, the fallout is smoldering hot. Angry with the way Republicans handled their candidate selection, a Franklin County legislator says he will strongly consider running for Congress or State Assembly next year. "The supporters of Dede should be ashamed of themselves," Paul Maroun, a Franklin County legislator from Tupper Lake, said in reference to Republican candidate Dierdre "Dede" Scozzafava. THE CHOICE Maroun was one of nine people Republicans were considering as a candidate when the race was set last summer. The seat opened up after President Barack Obama named...
  • [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...
  • Not so fast! Recanvass gives Hoffman hope in NY-23

    11/12/2009 3:23:05 PM PST · by STARWISE · 29 replies · 1,954+ views
    Politico ^ | 11-12-09 | Glenn Thrush
    A recanvassing of votes cast in the highly contested NY-23 race shows that the 5,335-vote lead once enjoyed by Rep.-for-now Bill Owens, the Democrat, has narrowed to about 3,000 with another 10,000 absentee ballot uncounted. Owens, who was sworn in last week, was one of 220 Dems to vote give the majority a narrow victory on health care reform. UPDATE: Josh Kraushaar, who has been following this closely, says Conservative Party boss Mike Long thinks Owens is going to win at the end of the day -- because only about 5,400 absentees have been returned. The Syracuse Post-Standard: But Hoffman’s...
  • 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...
  • What Are the Odds of 0 Doug Hoffman Votes in Three Different Polling Places?

    11/12/2009 1:30:00 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 50 replies · 3,246+ views
    NRO - The Campaign Spot ^ | 11/12/09 | Jim Geraghty
    There's something strange going on up in New York's 23rd congressional district, as noted by the TCOT guys. Unless Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman got exactly zero votes in the town of Fenner (Owens got 157, Scozzafava got 248), and at one polling place in the town of Hamilton (Owens got 75, Scozzafava got 79), and at one polling place in the town of Sullivan (Owens got 173, Scozzafava got 251), the initial vote totals look rather hinky.
  • Hoffman Didn’t Lose NY-23 Race After All?

    11/12/2009 9:47:28 AM PST · by Starman417 · 29 replies · 1,927+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-12-09 | Mike's America
    That headline may be premature, but it was even MORE premature to swear in Owens last Friday before all the votes were counted!Democrats didn't waste any time swearing in Bill Owens to take a seat in Congress representing the 23rd Congressional District of New York. While the Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman had conceded the race on election night when it looked like he was down by over 5,000 votes, all the ballots had yet to be counted and a string of reporting errors underreported Hoffman's totals by thousands of votes. The official vote count is now so close that the...
  • Breaking: NY 23 RACE MAY NOT BE OVER

    11/12/2009 8:44:10 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 54 replies · 2,795+ views
    Central New York Post/The Lid ^ | 11/12/09 | The Lid
    Election Night Last Tuesday, with 93% of the vote counted Doug Hoffman was down 5,335 votes with and he had barely won his stronghold in conservative Oswego County. Hoffman did the right thing and conceded the special election in the NY 23rd Congressional district. Democrat Bill Owens was seated in Congress (based on the Hoffman concession) even though NY State had yet to certify the election. Among his first acts was to vote for the Obamacare bill with the government option even though he promised that he would vote against any bill with a government option. The Central New York...
  • 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
    Syracuse.com ^ | 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.
  • Hoffman is Closer than thought after late canvassing in Oswego County

    11/12/2009 4:22:19 AM PST · by brianr10 · 40 replies · 1,716+ views
    Syracuse.com ^ | 11/12/09 | Syracuse.com
    Conservative Doug Hoffman now trails by 3,000 votes. Hoffman campaign says they may not have conceded so quickly had they known about counting errors.