October 31, 2009 21 Comments
ATLANTA— In yet another sign that conservatives may be forcibly changing the direction of the Republican Party (and possibly the country), Dede Scozzafava (R), has suspended her campaign in the New York District 23 run-off election for Congress. Mrs. Scozzafava has been pilloried by the right for being pro-abortion and too soft on state spending and other key issues. Her withdrawal from the race may free up Republican votes for Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate who had lost the Republican nomination to Mrs. Scozzafava in an earlier primary. Mr. Hoffman’s views align much more closely with those of the Republican conservative base and he would caucus with Republicans in the House. Mrs. Scozzafava was behind in the polls and her campaign cited inadequate funds to define her candidacy for voters against sharp criticism from conservatives.
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