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October 22, 2009

New York 23rd Congressional Race Blog Coverage

Posted by The MaryHunter at October 22, 2009 6:30 PM

A wee public service announcement on behalf of Eric Odom:

Steven Foley and I are putting together a small team of bloggers to go to New York and cover the 23rd Congressional District Race. We plan on providing round the clock, nonstop coverage to coincide with the launch of our new project,

Such a blogging effort requires financial support. Consider donating here.

Moonbattery has provided commentary on the NY 23rd race here, here and here. Stay tuned for more on this crucial, and disturbing, congressional race.

Tax-loving, stimulus-cheering, gay marriage-supporting, card check favoring, friend of ACORN Moonbat Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava.

On a twip from ScottWGraves


Forgive me, but she looks like pepto bismal overload!

Posted by: nancz at October 22, 2009 6:43 PM

She looks like a Soviet commissar in drag to me.

Posted by: Kevin R. at October 22, 2009 6:59 PM

Damn! She's a mean looking woman!

Posted by: Dwaine at October 22, 2009 7:29 PM

Newt seems to like her.

Posted by: Jim Lavery at October 22, 2009 7:32 PM

Doug Hoffman had doubled his campaign war chest and tonight on her facebook page Sarah Palin endorsed him in the race

Posted by: drillanwr at October 22, 2009 8:02 PM

nancz, kevin, and dwaine: LOL LOL!

Posted by: Henry at October 22, 2009 8:27 PM

Go Sarah! Great tip.

Posted by: Eric at October 22, 2009 8:41 PM

Pepto Bismal? With RINO's like this the Republican party needs Ex-lax.

Posted by: TED at October 22, 2009 10:04 PM

This is indeed an interesting race to watch. We're seeing an implosion of the GOP. The NRCC is spending money on ads for Scozza (while considering Dede's recent stunts, they should just be focusing on ads against the Democrat, Owens). Meanwhile, Palin and Bachmann are stepping up in support of Hoffman (free exposure) while Owens has the lead, has more money, and appears to gain the seat. Dede doesn't appear to have any interest in bailing and throwing support behind Hoffman. While anything is subject to change, it appears a Dem will take the seat in a predominately Republican district, all because the GOP and NRCC are running amok with no clear leadership or agenda.
And you political scholars are using some Pepto Bismol analysis?

Posted by: andy42302 at October 23, 2009 6:28 AM

andy, this is my district. We shall see if you're correct or not, but I'm eyewitness to the energy on the street.
That daft, vast cow up there has the ugliest yardsigns. They are baby blue with white lettering. It looks like an advert for a ski lodge. Unreadable. They are also poor quality; yesterday the weather turned nasty and they all curled up and collapsed like dead autumn leaves.

Bill Owens' signs are missing. I didn't do it and do not approve.

Posted by: Karin at October 23, 2009 6:45 AM

Wonder if Uncle Ted "the Nuge" is still on a RINO hunting safari?

Posted by: nancz at October 23, 2009 7:32 AM

So Karin, what's your prediction? Owens has more cash as well as being ahead in polls. Hoffman is dead last. His only shot is for Dede to bail. She doesn't appear to be interested in that (but I agree, it's to be seen).
Sarah and Michelle seem to be defying the NRCC's agenda which is interesting. They may pull votes from Dede but I'm not seeing that for Bill.
Also, that energy on the street seems to be more opposed to Dede and not against Bill Owens. This is an interesting race to watch.

Posted by: andy42302 at October 23, 2009 7:47 AM

I'm going to pass on making a prediction for now. I'm just going to do my best to work for my candidate.
I don't know about the cashflow situation. I do know Hoffman is getting a lot of national money. Many of the 9/12 people and teapartiers nationwide have been donating.

Posted by: Karin at October 23, 2009 8:14 AM

I'm not sure of 9-12/teapartiers statistics but as we speak, Owens has about 33 percent of the votes while Hoffman has about 23%. Hoffman as you likely know, is pretty much unknown. As of the 15th, Owens had raised right at $500K and had about $125K on hand. Hoffman is actually in second in the money chase with a little over $300K raised with about $100k being self loaned. Hoffman also leads Scozzafava in cash-on-hand. Don't count out the DNC's support for Owens either.

Posted by: andy42302 at October 23, 2009 8:27 AM

This is definitely not the 'implosion' of the GOP, It is rather the opposite. It is independent, grass-roots conservatives taking back their party. It is also a win-win. If Owens wins, the Organization Men who run the GOP know not to nominate DIABLOS and RINOS. If Hoffman wins, even better. Remember James Buckley? Great Senator.

Posted by: richard reed at October 24, 2009 7:20 AM

One thing's for sure. The Hoffman candidacy, no matter what the outcome, has opened up a gigantic Pandora's Box. Consider that for decades the Libertarian Party has been clammoring for Republican support for their 3rd party ballot line candidates in such special circumstance elections, (i.e. the Shelly Sekula-Gibbs for the TX Tom DeLay seat in 2006 fiasco).

Republicans have said all along, "oh no, no, no, we can never back a 3rd party effort," even when a Libertarian is the only one on the ballot against a Democrat.

Now, they'll never, ever be able to make that claim again. Hoffman has cleared the way for future Libertarian Party support from the Republican Party. And remember, the Libertarian Party runs an average of 800 to 1,000 candidates nationwide each election cycle.

Posted by: Eric Dondero at October 24, 2009 7:24 AM

New York Republicans Just Don’t Get It

She’s pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-card check, pro-tax and spend, in bed with labor unions, and has been endorsed by

I’m not referring to Nancy Pelosi or Barbara Boxer. I’m referring to New York State Assmblywoman Dede Scozafazza, the Republican nominee for Congress in New York 23rd CD.

More liberal than many of her Democratic colleagues in the Assembly yet termed a moderate, Scozzafazza is about as moderate as George Soros and her nomination represents the most asinine Republican pick since Rick Lazio ran against Hillary in 2000.

Opposed in the special election on November 3rd by Democrat Bill Owens and the Conservative Party’s Doug Hoffman, Scozafazza’s nomination is a classic example of the political astigmatism and poor memories of the New York State Republicans.

The 23rd and this country as a whole are politically center right and generally reject political extremism of liberal candidates such as Barack Obama unless they successfully cloak that philosophy in rhetorical vagaries, such as Barack Obama did.

Last November’s election . . .

(Read the rest at

Posted by: Berlet98 at October 24, 2009 10:55 PM

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