Conservative Party candidate beneficiary of Scozzafava campaign suspension

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.

9 Responses to Conservative Party candidate beneficiary of Scozzafava campaign suspension

  1. Dist.11 PC says:

    I sincerely hope this resonates with the RINO candidates in Arizona.

    During the last election, I was surprised to see my congressman had removed the word “Conservative” from his campaign billboards. It had been there in his previous races. He lost my vote with that move.

    Maybe this election will cause him and others like him to reconsider such actions. I’d venture a guess that the Independents he is trying to curry favor with are not working for his reelection or sending him donations.

  2. Joe Evans says:

    This is very good news for conservatives. It shows very decisively that holding to the principles of the Republican Party Plaform works. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Hoffman.

  3. sherriaz says:

    This WILL be good news if Hoffman can gain the lead and take the race. This country needs to send a louder message to Pelosi and her posse that right wing politics are in the minority. Thus far, their arrogance has known no limits. We need to defeat Dem candidates in greater numbers and kill healthcare, amnesty and cap and trade. Then we will have some breathing room and will have contained BHO until he can become a one term disaster.

  4. Joe Kaforney says:

    The party bosses that picked this “moderate” were too clever by half. Maybe next time they will support a conservative. I hope Arizona gets the message.

  5. DeAnn says:

    Are you listening McCain? Why don’t you step aside and let J.D. represent us?

  6. Steve says:

    As a lifelong Republican, I would welcome the opportunity to vote for a viable candidate who represents the GOP platform and its conservative values, if they ran under the “Conservative” banner. That does not make me less of a Republican. I remember Ronald Reagan saying he didn’t leave the Democrat party, it left him. I can surely identify with that!

  7. Flying V says:

    Anyone who discounts polling does so at his /her own peril. Even the pseudo Republican Dede Scozzafava saw the handwriting on the wall when these numbers came out today.

  8. Night Owl says:

    Newt Gingrich’s loony tunes endorcement of RINO Scozzafava will ultimately diminish him. It was beyond senseless. I’m praying for a Hoffman upset.

  9. […] Scozzafava dropped out after Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman moved ahead in a late-in-the-game surge as she watched her support erode. It was expected that her withdrawal would consolidate GOP voters behind Hoffman. […]