October 31, 2009

Repub Suspends Campaign in NY 23: Updated

Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava has read the writing on the wall and suspended her campaign to represent New York's 23 Congressional District:

Republican Dede Scozzafava has suspended her bid in next Tuesday’s NY 23 special election, a huge development that dramatically shakes up the race. She did not endorse either of her two opponents -- Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman or Democrat Bill Owens.
Scozzafava, who did not win her nomination in a primary, but was selected by the local Republican party leadership, was a curious choice for the 23rd, a largely rural northern and central New York State district that doesn't boast the large urban enclaves so necessary for the care and feeding of delicate Progressives.

Scozzafava's action represents a victory for the Tea Party movement and should all but ensure the election of Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman.

Update: Fifth columnist commenters all in a tizzy over "theocrat" takeover after fearless leader Chuckie plotzes. Chuck: I grew up in the NY 23rd. Running Owens and Scozzafava there is like running David Dukes for mayor of Washington.

By Bluto11:48 AM | Comments |