October 31, 2009

AN EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES:

Scozzafava Ends Campaign in N.Y. Special Election (Lauren W. Whittington, 10/31/09, CQ-Roll Call )

Republican Dede Scozzafava on Saturday abruptly suspended her campaign to win Tuesday’s special election in New York’s 23rd Congressional District.

Scozzafava, a GOP moderate, took this unusual and dramatic step as the latest poll in the race confirmed that her support had collapsed, and that she had slipped to third in her closely watched three-way race with Democrat Bill Owens and Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman, who has benefited from the defections of conservative activists and some high-profile national Republican figures.


The Party understandably thought it had to field 50-50 candidates after the drubbings in '06 and '08, but it can field 60-40's again in this political climate.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 31, 2009 1:31 PM
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