Scozzafava Declares Herself Part of Abramoff Wing of GOP: Funnels Campaign Cash to Family
Jack Abramoff, present jailbird, was convicted of all sorts of crooked schemes. One of his favorites was to funnel money through various organizations into the hands of other people.It appears Dede Scozzafava is funneling RNC, NRCC, and donor dollars through her campaign account to her family.Dede Scozzafava is or was until recently the Chief Operating Officer of her brother’s company. Her company’s key subsidiaries have | Read More »
Palin Wins. Pawlenty Fails.
Sarah Palin is giving a big endorsement. She’s out swinging for Doug Hoffman, noting he is not a tool of the establishment.The big loser here is Tim Pawlenty. At the first of this month, he made a great deal out of his new leadership PAC. He made great hay out of going out for real conservatives and not just the same old, same old.Today there | Read More »
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 »
New York’s Dede Scozzafava MUST Withdraw
In July liberal Republican DeDe Scozzafava was tapped by the 11 Republican county chairmen of New York’s 23rd Congressional District to run for the seat being vacated by John McHugh, who resigned to take Obama’s offer to become Secretary of the Army. The NY GOP made a huge mistake with this smoke-filled-room choice. Scozzafava has made a hash of this campaign and should withdraw her | Read More »
Dede Scozzafava Should Withdraw
Republicans could use to hold New York’s 23rd Congressional District. As it stands, because of poor choices along the way, the Democrat is in the lead. We know now, confirmed by multiple sources inside and outside the various campaigns, that Dede Scozzafava has fallen into third place. Her recent behavior indicates a candidate who has lost control of the message, the campaign, and any chance | 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 »
Dede Scozzafava’s World Is Crashing Down Around Her. That is a Good Thing.
Chris Cillizza is now reporting what I have been hearing from multiple sources for a week now.Dede Scozzafava is now in third place in New York’s 23rd Congressional District.That may explain why Scozzafava, through her husband who also happens to be the head of the AFL-CIO up in that neck of the woods, called the cops to chase away reporters daring to ask inconvenient questions.But | Read More »
**UPDATED**NY-23 Update: More troops for Hoffman, Scozzafava has reporter arrested, Owens in trouble
Last night, I received a call on behalf of the Susan B. Anthony List. The group — whose stated goal is getting “pro-life women” elected to Congress — is mobilizing to NY-23 in support of Doug Hoffman. The caller informed me that the group is sending out volunteers and community organizers to hand out SBA literature and Hoffman signs, and to rally social Conservatives to | Read More »
Dede Scozzafava, Like Obama, Tries To Use Police Powers to Prevent Questioning Her
The insanity that is Dede Scozzafava continues in New York’s 23rd Congressional District.Last night, Scozzafava said people should vote for her to prevent the Democrat being a rubber stamp for Pelosi and Obama.She then went on to reverse her position on card check — she now supports it.She then went on to refuse to say whether she thought abortion funding should be in the health | Read More »
Dick Armey Heads to NY-23 for Hoffman
It has been much rumored, but not fully confirmed until now. Dick Armey, the House Majority Leader after the 1994 Conservative Revolution will go to New York to campaign for Doug Hoffman.In an exclusive conversation with RedState, Armey explains his reasons.”We win when we are us. We lose when we are Democrat lite,” he told me. In New York’s 23rd Congressional District, two Democrats and | Read More »
Scozzafava as Spoiler
One of the early arguments against Doug Hoffman’s campaign was that he would serve as a spoiler and ruin the chances of the GOP from retaining this Congressional seat. That’s one of the big arguments that Dede Scozzafava and her establishment supporters are still using against Hoffman. Recent polling data shows that not to be the case. Hoffman has held his own and improved his | Read More »
Scozzafava and the Self-Serving Signature
From the diaries by Erick On October 3, 2009, Dede Scozzafava was interviewed following an event in Saranac Lake. At this event, Scozzafava said that she would not sign the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayer Protection Pledge for a confusing reason. Here’s a quote from the article – Scozzafava said she won’t sign the pledge because the income tax is just one form of tax, | Read More »
On Newt Gingrich’s Endorsement
A lot of people have called me and emailed me to say that the original post that was here was too rough on former Speaker Gingrich. I’ll concede that this could be the case and replace the text with this instead. For several weeks conservative leaders have been asking Mr. Gingrich to sit out of NY-23, knowing Pete Sessions and others were pressuring Gingrich to | Read More »
Doug Hoffman has the opportunity to do something amazing in far upstate New York. He has the chance to become the first member of the Conservative Party of New York elected to the House of Representatives. He would be the second person from that party elected to Congress, following James Buckley’s election in 1970. He has the chance to lead the charge for conservatives large | Read More »