Sunday, November 1, 2009

What is Scozzafava's Next Move?

Pat at And So it Goes in Shreveport is reporting that Scozzafava's next move may be to endorse the Democratic candidate in NY23:

Via Hot Air, Hotline reports that Dede Scozzafava and her husband are quietly endorsing Bill Owens in the NY-23 race. This comes as no real shock as they disagree on absolutely nothing with regard to policy issues.

Hotline quotes both the New York Post and the Watertown Daily Times:

First, in a Watertown Daily Times' editorial switching its endorsement from Scozzafava to atty Bill Owens (D), the Daily Times notes that Scozzafava "began to quietly and thoughtfully encourage her supporters to vote for" Owens after her withdrawal announcement 10/31.

And, according to the New York Post, Scozzafava's husband -- Central Labor Council pres. Ron McDougall -- wholeheartedly endorsed Owens late last p.m. McDougall: "As a life-long labor activist, I know that Bill Owens understands the issues important to working people. On the other hand, Doug Hoffman has little regard for the interests of workers. Hoffman's opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act, coupled with his support for the failed policies of the Bush Administration make him a poor choice to serve the citizens of the 23rd Congressional District."
Earlier I said that the voters turned to Doug Hoffman in NY23 because the Scozzafava/Owens matchup was viewd as a choice between the Democratic candidate and the other Democratic candidate. If Scozzafava endorses Owens, she will make my point for me.

Pat goes on to relate the NY23 race to the NRCC's monumental screwup in the Crist/Rubio matchup here in Florida. It makes one wonder how many "Specters" the RNC and NRCC will back before they come to their senses.

Read Pat's piece here.

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