BREAKING: So-Called Republican Scozzafava Suspends, Now Drops Out of NY-23 Race … Conservative Doug Hoffman gets RNC Endorsement
BREAKING … SCOZZAFAVA DROPS OUT OF NY-23 HOUSE RACE!!!
The 23rd Congressional District of New York state House race has been one of the most watched political races in recent memory in an off, off election year. Republican Dede Scozzafava announced Saturday that she has suspended operations, dropped and out the race and released all of her supporters.
Scozzafava Out of Tuesday’s Special Election
Scozzafava complete statement can be read HERE.
Ms. Scozzafava told the Watertown Daily Times that Siena Research Institute poll numbers show her too far behind to catch up – and she lacks enough money to spend on advertising in the last three days to make a difference. Mr. Owens has support from 36 percent of likely voters in the poll, with Mr. Hoffman garnering 35 percent support. Ms. Scozzafava has support from 20 percent of those polled.
A recent Siena Poll made put Ms. Scozzafava in third place with only 20%, behind both Owens and Conservative Hoffman who were in a dead heat.
The poll, which tapped 704 likely voters via telephone from Tuesday to Thursday, suggests Republican Dede Scozzafava is too far back to win.
Mr. Owens has support from 36 percent of likely voters, with Mr. Hoffman garnering 35 percent support. Ms. Scozzafava has support from 20 percent of those polled.
WAKE UP REPUBLICAN PARTY!!!
Republicans do not want RINO’s or libs wearing Republicans masks to be running in political races. REPUBLICANS want REPUBLICANS to run. The exit question to this race is seconded by the Q and O Blog, in that how out of touch is the RNC that they chose Scozzafava as their candidate. It was “We the Republican People” that rose up against this outrage and back the conservative candidate Hoffman. This is a huge win for Conservatives and puts the RNC on notice for 2010 and 2012.
Let this be a shot across the bow to Republicans and the RNC. Just because you have an “R” in front of your name does not mean that we will support or vote for you. How will Scozzafava’s leaving the race affect Tuesday’s House race?
Town Hall.com has Gingrich’s tweet for the conservative Hoffman’s support. Better late than never, Newt endorses Hoffman. This will haunt Newt for years to come as it perfectly points out the flaw with “Inside the Beltway” Republicans in that they back people they think can win vs. Real Republican candidates. In the immortal words of Bruce Willis (John McClane) from Die Hard … Welcome to the Party, Pal!!! Conservatives 4 Palin points out that Huckaby has jumped on the bandwagon as well.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who came under fire from some conservatives for endorsing Dede Scozzafava in next week’s special Congressional election in New York, is now backing Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman.
Ken Spain, a spokesman for the NRCC, said Scozzafava will now release her supporters to vote for Hoffman.
That endorsement will set in motion phone banks, voter e-mails and other NRCC ground operations for Hoffman, GOP sources told Fox News, adding that the NRCC may also provide money for TV and radio ads if any slots are available and the campaign needs them.
House Minority Leader John Boehner, Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia and NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions announced their endorsement for Hoffman shortly after Scozzafava dropped out of the race.
“He is the only active candidate in the race who supports lower taxes, fiscal responsibility and opposes Nancy Pelosi’s agenda of government-run healthcare, more government and less jobs,” they said.
“We look forward to welcoming Doug Hoffman into the House Republican Conference as we work together for the good of our nation,” they added.