Did Doug Hoffman conceded too soon?

I’m certainly not a fan of taking election counts to the courts, but maybe Doug Hoffman should have let all of the votes be counted before conceding.

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Symptom of the Disease: New York’s 23rd House race

All politics, are no longer local. With the coming of the information age, broadband internet and online credit card processing, we’ve entered into the blood sport of manipulating United States House and Senate races in far-away states and districts of which we have never been, nor will likely visit in the future. Is this a good thing?

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Scozzafava out in NY 23 – UPDATE: Scozz backs Dem

UPDATE: Well I take back everything I said. Scozzafava today threw her support to the Democratic candedate Owens.

“I am supporting Bill Owens for Congress and urge you to do the same,” she said. “In Bill Owens, I see a sense of duty and integrity that will guide him beyond political partisanship. He will be an independent voice devoted to doing what is right for New York. Bill understands this district and its people, and when he represents us in Congress he will put our interests first.”

Independent voice? Plus, hey Newt, she signed a “no tax” pledge. My guess is, Owens isn’t on board with this one either. Hat tip on this one goes to the SO Son who writes:

Shouldn’t this spur Repub’s to see how messed up their party is? This woman was a dem the whole time and now we can all see for what it is.

I agree and here’s why. Her pro choice stance is a non starter with me for most candidates,  but that isn’t what makes her a Dem, and while it would influence my vote, it would not so many other conservatives and libertarians. Her stance on card check does. No Republican, none, can support this bill. Otherwise … well, you’re a Democrat.

We now return you to the original post.

At the UCONN game but wanted to bring your attention to Dede Scozzafava dropping out of the race in New York’s 23rd District. The RINO’s withdrawal might leave room for Doug Hoffman to step in as the conservative independent who will no longer be branded a third party spoiler destroying chances for Republicans. Read more