National Conservative Campaign Fund Rallies Prominent Conservatives to Hoffman
15 prominent conservative leaders are out today joining RedState in making NY-23’s race between Doug Hoffman and the two leftists running against him a hill to die on for the conservative movement.Everyone from Ed Meese to Al Regnery to Tom Winter and Tony Perkins signed a letter from the National Conservative Campaign Fund (PDF) urging conservatives to rally to Hoffman over Scozzafava.You might not know | Read More »
Michael Smerconish is Wrong: Conservatives, Not Moderates, Win Elections!
Talk radio personality and MSNBC pundit Michael Smerconish argued in the Philadelphia Inquirer this week that the GOP needs a new primary process that allows moderates a better shot at the nod. Only by nominating moderates can the GOP hope to survive. He couldn’t be more wrong. Smerconish warns the GOP against nominating the likes of Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee or Mitt Romney, as each | Read More »
NY-23: The Poll That Matters Most
If you are a Republican strategist, Party leader or candidate for election in 2010, looking at the multitude of current polls is probably giving you lots of reasons to feel good. Republicans are generally leading or at least heavily competitive in generic Congressional ballots. That hasn’t happened in several years. For the first time in a long time, polls show that Republicans are trusted by | Read More »
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What of Pataki, D’Amato, and Guiliani?
George Pataki and Al D’Amato in particular, but both and Rudy too were helped by New York’s Conservative Party.George Pataki would not have been elected Governor the first time without the Conservative Party’s assistance.They are not just local names. All three have national names. They are connected to the Republican Party and, to a degree, they are connected to the fall of the Republicans in | Read More »
There are two kinds of Republicans
As most of us watch the special election in New York, we still have a Senate primary in California to deal with. It’s the same old story, though. There are two kinds of Republicans. One kind celebrates big government and progressive control over America. Carly Fiorina, like Dede Scozzafava, is one of those: While some of us are fighting hard against the Obama push to | Read More »
REDSTATE EXCLUSIVE: Jim DeMint on Why He Supports Doug Hoffman for Congress
Senator Jim DeMint just sent me the statement below on his support for Doug Hoffman. As one of the real leaders of the conservative movement in this country, DeMint speaks for many of us. I’m delighted he is, as he consistently does, putting principle over party in this case.Senator DeMint says:”Too often, we’re told that Republicans have to be like Democrats to be competitive in | Read More »
Tom Cole Goes With Hoffman
I leveled withering criticism at Tom Cole two years ago for what I thought were some seriously wrong decisions while chairing the NRCC, but I may have to take it all back.He just endorsed Doug Hoffman.Yeah, you read that right — Rep. Tom Cole, the former head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, just endorsed Hoffman over the establishment GOP’s pick.Well done, sir. Now I | Read More »
Fred Thompson Stars in New Doug Hoffman Ad
The ad is very well done.Fred Thompson for Doug Hoffman from Elizabeth Benjamin on Vimeo.
Hoffman is just our warmup battle
It looks like Doug Hoffman in New York’s District 23 is peaking at just the right time, surging into the lead in at least one poll in the past 48 hours. And Sarah Palin—showing more of the political genius that will propel her to continuing national conservative leadership—waited until just the right tactical moment to endorse Hoffman and help propel him to victory (not unlike | Read More »
REDSTATE EXCLUSIVE: Tim Pawlenty Endorses Doug Hoffman
With polling now showing NY-23 has come down to a two man race between Hoffman and Owens, the Democrat, momentum is clearly in Hoffman’s favor. Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota is now adding to the momentum becoming the first sitting Republican Governor to endorse Hoffman. This comes on the heels of Sarah Palin’s endorsement from last week.What makes this stand out even more than the | Read More »
Hoffman Now First
Yesterday in the Politico, the NRCC said Doug Hoffman had “no path to victory” in New York’s 23rd Congressional District.Well, guess what. According to a new poll commissioned by the Club for Growth Doug Hoffman is in first place.Here’s the thing: it is only 300 people surveyed with a 5% margin of error. What the poll tells us for certain and very reliably is that | Read More »
Doug Hoffman Surges to Lead in NY-23
A new poll of 300 likely voters conducted by Basswood Research for the Club for Growth shows that Doug Hoffman is currently leading in the NY-23 Special Election. The results? Hoffman 31.3%, Owens at 27.0%, and Scozzafava at 19.7%. This helps to emphasize my theory that it is not Hoffman who is the spoiler, but Scozzafava. According to the poll, Hoffman is leading amongst Independents | Read More »
NRCC Officials Feeling Very Threatened By Hoffman
The NRCC admits it is planning a relentless barrage against Doug Hoffman so that Scozzafava does not come in third.Pitiful.Their advertising will be focused on promoting Scozzafava and dinging Owens, but Two party officials tell POLITICO that the NRCC will continue to air TV ads propping up Scozzafava in the days leading up to the Nov. 3 contest and plans to keep up a near | Read More »
Mike Huckabee Won’t Endorse Hoffman. I Know Why.
2 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher,vanity of vanities! All is vanity.3 What does man gain by all the toilat which he toils under the sun?4 A generation goes, and a generation comes,but the earth remains forever.5 The sun rises, and the sun goes down,and hastens to the place where it rises.6 The wind blows to the southand goes around to the north;around and around | Read More »
You, Me, and New York 23
Over at the Atlantic, Max Fisher writes about my involvement in New York 23.I’m happy to serve as a proxy for you guys, but we need to be honest — you guys did this, not me. I’m sure the Hoffman campaign appreciates your efforts. I very much appreciate your efforts. At the vanguard of the grassroots campaign has been Erick Erickson, blogger and editor of | Read More »