In a stunning announcement this morning, liberal GOP New York Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava has suspended her collapsing campaign — just days before the Tuesday Republican NY 23 special election. Here is the statement she released to supporters.
Her decision is an enormous boost for Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman, who already had the support of 50 percent of GOP voters and is maintaining his lead with registered Independents, according to a just released Siena Research Institute poll. Hoffman is now well-positioned to win over the 25 percent of Republicans who had been sticking with Scozzafava, according to a report in the Washington Examiner.
Democrat Bill Owens pulling 36 percent and Conservative Doug Hoffman with 35 percent have emerged as the frontrunners, the Siena poll of likely voters found. Scozzafava, who had been the early frontrunner, has seen her support erode to a mere 20 percent.
As the Republican candidate, Dede Scozzafava drew strong opposition for her liberal views. In her campaign’s final moments, she did not endorse either of her two opponents.
Seeing Red AZ has been interested in this race, which shows that conservatives, who stay true to basic principles, can prevail over limp, “moderates” who masquerade as Republicans.
Take heart and heed, Conservatives.