Doug Hoffman withdraws from NY-23.
Via AoSHQ: state law requires that he’ll still be on the ballot, but he’s calling on his supporters to throw theirs behind Matt Doheny. This must have been a hard decision for Doug Hoffman; but as he himself noted, the important thing here is to not split the Republican vote against the Democratic squatter currently in it. It is my humble suggestion that we take | Read More »
Eugene Robinson gets the name of the site right.
It’s actually been a matter of some amusement for us: you could tell who the lazy or just dumb reporters were from their habitual reference of this site as Redstate.org, which it hasn’t been for years. Apparently, the Washington Post has gotten around to updating their files, bless their hearts. A shame that Eugene Robinson didn’t then try to actually talk to a Republican before | Read More »
Rep. Bill Owens (D NY-23) breaks his word on the public option.
(H/T: Big Government) I’m actually not upset about this, seeing as I knew all along that he’d break his word. Fish swim, birds fly, ‘conservative’ Democratic legislators betray their principles on cue. And so it is, here: GOUVERNEUR, NY – Congressman-elect Bill Owens was sworn in at noon today. Owens indicated in a press release that he was now in favor of the bill in | Read More »
NY-23 Open Thread.
Still trying to find a link. UPDATE by Erick: I’ve just talked to the Hoffman campaign. They tell me they are “cautiously optimistic.”
NY-23: The time for money has passed.
Now what they need are bodies. Doug Hoffman’s calling for help… so if you have a day or two to spare, get thee hence to NY-23. UPDATE: See also Hot Air.
Some more NY-23 links.
It’s going to be a busy few days, up in NY-23. Some of the stuff that’s of interest: PJTV discusses Tea Parties, third parties, and the NY-23 race. Glenn Reynolds, Bill Whittle and Dana Loesch are actually all in agreement that the first creating the second would not be the optimal response right now; what’s better would be that making sure that politicians stop getting | Read More »
How Not To Do It: the infamous Dede Scozzafava photo op.
So, just how bad was this photo op that Dede Scozzafava had to try to push back on Doug Hoffman? This bad. From our super-secret hidden peanut gallery (names left in because they said to): streiff: I was an evaluator on a live fire exercise back in 84 when a herd of free range cattle moped into the impact area and about 200 troops decided | Read More »
NY-23 Hoffman/Scozzafava: What Jim said.
This got triggered by the refutation of Dede Scozzafava’s allegation that John McCormack – John McCormack – screamed questions at her, I think. Jim Geraghty’s had enough, and so have I. The time has come for the RNC and NRCC to ask for their money back. This goes well beyond any reasonable difference on policy. There’s room in the party for pro-choice Republicans and pro-gay | Read More »