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    Newt Gingrich endorses Dede Scozzafava in NY-23 race

    And republicans wonder why they lost 08. I guess to Gingrinch its party before principals, republican party first and conservative values second. I would think someone who claimed to be a conservative wouldn't be caught dead supporting a liberal but instead would support a conservative regardless of party affiliation. I am sure there are some politically illiterate people or newbies who have the mentality of republicans good,democrats evil or democrats good republicans evil mentality who will defend Gingrinch.



    Gingrich endorses Scozzafava in NY-23 race - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) may have stepped into a political quagmire after endorsing a moderate New York Republican's special election bid.

    A host of GOP leaders have tried to distance themselves from the ongoing showdown between Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, a centrist Republican, and Doug Hoffman, the local Conservative Party's candidate. But Gingrich offered his perspective to the three-way contest for now-Army Secretary John McHugh's vacant seat on Friday when he became one of only a handful of conservative Republicans to openly back his party's struggling candidate.

    “The special election for the 23rd Congressional District is an important test leading up to the mid-term 2010 elections,” Gingrich said of Scozzafava's candidacy in a statement to supporters, as reported by the The Post-Standard. “Our best chance to put responsible and principled leaders in Washington starts here, with Dede Scozzafava.”

    Gingrich's key endorsement could spell good news for Scozzafava, heretofore supported only lukewarmly by her own party. Already, the Club for Growth, Concerned Women of America, evangelical leader Gary Bauer, former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) and a host of other GOP supporters and lawmakers have sided with Hoffman, who has recently posted gains in preliminary polls.

    By contrast, only about 17 Republicans have even written checks to Scozzafava's campaign, and the party's conference chairman -- Rep. Mike Pence (Ind.) -- has altogether steered clear of the tough race.
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    Re: Newt Gingrich endorses Dede Scozzafava in NY-23 race

    Im still surprised that they havent attempted to knock Hoffman off as they did to Sundwell in the 20th district but I guess with the noise Hoffman has generated it would be hard to attempt anything.
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    Re: Newt Gingrich endorses Dede Scozzafava in NY-23 race

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Im still surprised that they havent attempted to knock Hoffman off as they did to Sundwell in the 20th district but I guess with the noise Hoffman has generated it would be hard to attempt anything.

    You may have spoken too soon. The GOP called on Hoffman to drop out of the race:

    (snip ... ) "Doug Hoffman must do the right thing and drop out of this race right now," said Assemblywoman Janet Duprey. "This is a campaign for Congress -- not an audition to be a talking head on a cable news program. Doug Hoffman doesn't live here, he doesn't understand our local issues and, regardless of his campaign's theatrics and false polls, he knows he is completely unelectable. Make no mistake about it -- Doug Hoffman is a spoiler, and by staying in this race he will jeopardize a seat the Republican Party has held here since the Civil War. It's high time that Hoffman puts the good of this community over his personal ambition and endorses our Republican nominee Dede Scozzafava," she concluded.

    GOP Campaign Calls Upon Conservative Hoffman To Drop Out, In Wake Of Poll With Him Up | TPMDC

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    Re: Newt Gingrich endorses Dede Scozzafava in NY-23 race

    This was a loooong time ago, was it not?

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    Re: Newt Gingrich endorses Dede Scozzafava in NY-23 race

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    This was a loooong time ago, was it not?
    Did you mean my post, Wizard? Just in case you did, I'll answer, if not, sorry!


    The press release I clipped from my link was sent out Monday in response to a poll the Club for Growth released (also on Monday, I believe).


    But actually, I misspoke, it was Dede's campaign that sent it out, not the GOP. Apologies!

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    Re: Newt Gingrich endorses Dede Scozzafava in NY-23 race

    Do you Hoffman supporters think the GOP should support candidates that have little or no chance of winning in their districts?
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    Re: Newt Gingrich endorses Dede Scozzafava in NY-23 race

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Do you Hoffman supporters think the GOP should support candidates that have little or no chance of winning in their districts?
    HOffman has no chance of winning? That's kinda short sighted considering how good he polls in reliable pollster and the fact the latest unconfirmed poll has him in the lead.

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    Re: Newt Gingrich endorses Dede Scozzafava in NY-23 race

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    HOffman has no chance of winning? That's kinda short sighted considering how good he polls in reliable pollster and the fact the latest unconfirmed poll has him in the lead.
    Hoffman not withstanding, I'm more curious about the in theory part.
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    Re: Newt Gingrich endorses Dede Scozzafava in NY-23 race

    My father and I were talking about old Newt... we think he's slipping in his dotage.
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    Re: Newt Gingrich endorses Dede Scozzafava in NY-23 race

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    You may have spoken too soon. The GOP called on Hoffman to drop out of the race:
    What Im referring to is either party using a technicality to knock Hoffman off the ballot.
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