Doug Hoffman Wins Conservative Political Battle as the true conservative candidate
The RNC Backed candidate Dede Scozzafava was the Vote Splitter, not Doug Hoffman.
Trailing Doug Hoffman by 16% in the Siena poll conducted Oct. 27-29 and released today, the true Vote Splitter has surfaced… it was Dede.
GOP Backed Candidate, Dede Scozzafava, Republican Candidate for New Jersey’s 23rd District Seat in the US House of Representatives announced to the media today that she has suspended her Campaign.
This is a serious win for Sarah Palin and other big name GOP Heavy Weights who Disagreed with the GOP Business as Usual Forces such as Newt Gingrich and Michael Steel who backed a Socialist ACORN Endorsed RINO and rejected a true Reagan Conservative, Doug Hoffman.
This Victory Speaks of the Power of Reagan Conservatism: 912ers, Tea Partiers, and Political Backer of Doug Hoffman: Sarah Palin.
The Big Name Republicans Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, who choose to Remain on the Sidelines in this fight between Scozzafava and Hoffman, are now rewarded with knowing looks and with appropriate note taking for their lack of Backbone.
Not taking a stand in this internal GOP Power Struggle is Political Cowardice in my book, thus has damaged Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee in the eyes of true Conservatives who backed Doug Hoffman prior to Dede throwing in the towel.
Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee
Politics Before Principles
Republican Dede Scozzafava announced Saturday that she is suspending her campaign in the Nov. 3 House special election in New York, a dramatic development that increases the GOP’s chances of winning the contentious and closely-watched race.
“In recent days, polls have indicated that my chances of winning this election are not as strong as we would like them to be. The reality that I’ve come to accept is that in today’s political arena, you must be able to back up your message with money—and as I’ve been outspent on both sides, I’ve been unable to effectively address many of the charges that have been made about my record,” she said in a statement.
“It is increasingly clear that pressure is mounting on many of my supporters to shift their support. Consequently, I hereby release those individuals who have endorsed and supported my campaign to transfer their support as they see fit to do so. I am and have always been a proud Republican.”
Her decision came as a Siena Research Institute poll released Saturday confirmed that her support has all but collapsed over the last month. In her statement, Scozzafava acknowledged that while her name will continue to appear on the ballot, “victory is unlikely.”
The Siena poll conducted Oct. 27-29, in line with other recent polls, showed Democrat Bill Owens holding a razor-thin lead over Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman, 36 percent to 35 percent.
Scozzafava trailed far behind at 20 percent, with 9 percent of voters still undecided.
The National Republican Congressional Committee will now be throwing its support to Hoffman, after endorsing Scozzafava and deriding the Conservative Party candidate in statements throughout much of the race.
The fortunes of Scozzafava and Hoffman had nearly flipped over the last month as national attention focused on the upstate New York race, which has become a rallying point for grassroots conservatives.
Conservatives have assert that Scozzafava, a GOP establishment-backed state assemblywoman who supports abortion rights and gay marriage, is far too liberal for them to support and numerous prominent GOP figures have recently endorsed Hoffman.
Scozzafava, who in the beginning of the month was the frontrunner with a 7-point lead over Owens in an Oct. 1 Siena poll, saw her support crater while Hoffman surged from a distant third place to a virtual tie in the polls with Owens.
With Scozzafava slipping in the polls and her candidacy dividing the GOP, national Republicans began hedging their bets on her campaign and have recently signaled that they would no longer actively resist Hoffman’s candidacy.
National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) told POLITICO Thursday that he would welcome Hoffman “with open arms.” On Friday, Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele told POLITICO that a Hoffman victory is essentially a Republican Party victory.
“You’ve got two Republicans running in that race. My upside is that one of them will likely win,” Steele said. “We want to be supporting the one that wins.”
Message from Sarah Palin, H/T to Gateway Pundit:
The Other McCain: The Other McCain: NY23: SCOZZAFAVA QUITS! UPDATE: New polls shows Hoffman in dead heat with Democrat Owens and NY23: Saturday notebook and NY23: Hoffman’s NY Post endorsement – Also: The GOP’s Mondello Syndrome
Instapudit: NY-23: Dems Bringing in Big Money Against Hoffman.
Nice Deb: Video: Scozzafava Out
No Runny Eggs: Weekend Hot Read – Robert Stacy McCain’s “NY-23 EXCLUSIVE PROFILE: Conservative Doug Hoffman: ‘Citizen Who’s Had Enough’”
Bill Hennessy, Big Government: New York 23: When a Nation Calls
Frugal Café Blog Zone: Buh-bye, RINO Dede: Scozzafava Has Surrendered, Conservative Hoffman Gaining BIG in NY-23 Nov. 3 Election (video) and New York, New York… Conservative Doug Hoffman’s Numbers Rising for Special Nov. 3 Election
Mike Flynn, Big Government: High Noon in New York 23rd: A Ref Would Have Called It By Now. Time to Dump Dede
Smart Girl Politics: Why NY23 is a simple choice by Katy Abram
My Two Cents Worth: The latest from Sarah: East Coast Races Impact All Americans
Michelle Malkin: Colorado Republicans stand up for Doug Hoffman; more GOP support pours in and NY-23 Watch: The Scozzafava meltdown continues and Dede Scozzafava: Liar and Radical leftist Dede Scozzafava can’t stand the heat and A message from NY-23 conservative candidate Doug Hoffman… “It’s time for conservatives to show the Republican establishment who’s in charge” and An ACORN-Friendly, Big Labor-Backing, Tax-and-Spend Radical in GOP Clothing
No Bull Mom: Conservatives Maintain Edge as Top Ideological Group
GayPatriot: Republican Defeat in NY-23 Could Lead to GOP Victories in 2010 and Hey, Ms. Scozzafava, How’s that “Stimulus” Working out for NY?
Ace of Spades HQ: Palin Endorses Hoffman UPDATED and Bumped
Publius, Big Government: Breaking: NY County GOP Chairman Writes Off Scozzafava
The Weekly Standard: Dede’s Losing, Call the Cops
Hot Air: Video: Scozzafava accepts Margaret Sanger Award and Too good to check: Hoffman leading in NY-23?
Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal: Tuesday’s Elections and the Democratic Agenda
Politico: NY-23 race first test of tea party power
Doug Hoffman, Big Government: Exclusive: Why I am Running, Doug Hoffman, Candidate for Congress in New York
Robert Stacy McCain, American Spectator: NY23 UPDATE: Video of New Ad for Doug Hoffman
Quin Hillyer, American Spectator: Bloggers Say Scozzafava Should Withdraw
RedState: Dede Scozzafava is Toast. But We Need $25,000.00 ASAP
Founding Bloggers: ACORN And Bloomberg Are Killing New York
Pundit & Pundette: Scozzafava should drop out
Right Soup: Things You Can Do Right Now– Help NY Congressional Candidate Doug Hoffman
Mommy: Palin Raises the Stakes in New York’s 23rd District
All American Blogger: Pataki Joins the Misguided, Endorses Hoffman
Dana Loesch, Big Government: Exclusive: DumpDede.com
My Squawk: We Object
Dump Dede: Dump Dede or Dump the GOP: They Decide
Gathering of Eagles: NY: Open Letter to Newt Gingrich: Stay out of New York Battle