Tag Archives: Doug Hoffman

NY 23 Race: Not Over?

According to the Syracuse Post-Standard the special election for Congress in New York 23 may not be over!  Well, it probably is.  Doug Hoffman trails by 3,026 votes with up to 10,200 absentee ballots yet to be counted.
Washington — Conservative Doug Hoffman conceded the race in the 23rd Congressional District last week after receiving two pieces of grim news…

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Something went very wrong for Hoffman

A Fox News commentary sends us a cautionary note. What plays well among a party’s base can scare a larger electorate. The 23rd C.D. is located in upstate New York, not South Carolina. As a congressman John McHugh was not Senator Jim DeMint or Congressman Joe Wilson. McHugh was a moderate conservative, not a firebrand………… The conservative movement’s displeasure with…

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Prelude to Republican Fratricide

By David Frum

The Week – Thursday, October 22, 2009 GOP candidates in New York and New Jersey should be cruising to victory this November. But angry conservatives would rather hand power to Democrats than help moderate Republicans win. At the beginning of the summer, most observers expected Republicans to win all three of the big elections on Nov. 3.…

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Party or Principle? NY 23rd Special Election.

On Tuesday November 3rd the citizens of New York’s 23rd congressional district will hold a special election to replace former Congressman John McHugh (R).  Do not let the State of New York fool you, New York’s northern most district is both Republican and conservative.  In the last 7 election cycles the Democrats have a high water mark of 36.9%, finished…

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