Dede Scozzafava has suspended her campaign in NY-23, clearing the field for Conservative Doug Hoffman to battle the Democratic candidate in a two-way race:
Dede Scozzafava, the Republican and Independence parties candidate, announced Saturday that she is suspending her campaign for the 23rd Congressional District and releasing all her supporters.
The state Assemblywoman has not thrown her support to either Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate, or Bill Owens, the Democratic candidate.
I think it would have been a bit more classy if she had endorsed Hoffman, but at least she did not endorse Owens, either (she did say that she remains a Republican, too). That the article makes that point shows just how shaky Scozzafava’s perceived loyalties are even to the local media.
One sincerely hopes the Republicans (local and national) are going to prove they learned something from this and will step in with some last minute aid for Hoffman. Local party officials can mobilize their troops for Hoffman while the national party can get him some last minute cash.
That’s a hint, party folks. Take it.