Last year’s special election to replace John McHugh in New York’s Congressional delegation was one of our all-time favorites: The Republicans went with a moderate, enraged right-wingers put up a tea-party conservative, and the Republican quit and told people to vote for the Democrat, who won, wresting the seat from Republican control for the first time since the drying of the Flood.
Now the conservative candidate, Doug Hoffman, tells us he’s going to bring the laughter back.
Hoffman promises in a letter to fans that he will seek the “nomination of the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties and unite them, as one team, to defeat the agenda of Nancy Pelosi and Bill Owens,” the current NY-23 seatholder, in 2010.
No word yet as to whether Hoffman has any money for the race left over from the dramatic begging for cash he did during his brief un-concession last year. But we’re sure all the folks who found in the upstate accountant the second coming of Bill Buckley will open their wallets for him again.