Saturday, October 31, 2009

Repub Suspends Campaign in NY 23

Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava has read the writing on the wall and suspended her campaign to represent New York's 23 Congressional District:
Republican Dede Scozzafava has suspended her bid in next Tuesday’s NY 23 special election, a huge development that dramatically shakes up the race. She did not endorse either of her two opponents -- Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman or Democrat Bill Owens.
Scozzafava, who did not win her nomination in a primary, but was selected by the local Republican party leadership, was a curious choice for the 23rd, a largely rural northern and central New York State district that doesn't boast the large urban enclaves so necessary for the care and feeding of delicate Progressives.

Scozzafava's action represents a victory for the Tea Party movement and should all but ensure the election of Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman.