Douglas Hoffman, the independent challenger who lost and conceded and unconceded and re-lost the race to fill a traditionally Republican seat upstate, has given himself the weekend to decide if he's going to drag the whole thing into court.
As Doug Hoffman has little chance, despite his late gains, of reversing the apparent outcome of the NY-23 election that put Bill Owens in Congress instead of him, what reason could he have for dramatically "unconceding" the race this week? We found out via our inbox this morning -- money!
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Conservative Doug Hoffman, encouraged by unexpectedly strong post-election-night gains on recanvassing in some counties (and by Glenn Beck), has "unconceded" the recent NY-23 Congressional race. He showed himself unsure of the wisdom of his concession days ago, but his declaration on Beck's show may ... More >>
Speaking of repeats, we may have to return our attention to NY-23 again, as Dave Weigel reports that some recanvassing of ballots may call the result of that hilarious race -- in which the Republican quit and endorsed the Democrat to thwart the Conservative -- into question. After a second look at b ... More >>
Last week's NY-23 race, hilarious while in progress, gets a pretty funny sidebar in the Washington Post's follow-up with Dede Scozzafava, who was hounded out of the race by national conservatives and whose endorsement of Democrat Bill Owens probably won him the election.
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After the parade. Twitpic by Mzthicknflychic.
Theeeee Yankees won! Doooooouuug Hoffman lost! The week was a mixed bag -- half fire, half dog poo.
How 'bout them Yanks? They won one in Philly, then another, and were back home at the climax. Local merchants didn't get much out of it -- nor, Tom R ... More >>
Last week conservatives were telling us that the revolution was beginning in New York's 23rd Congressional District, where Conservative Party insurgent Doug Hoffman had knocked not-rightwing-enough Republican Dede Scozzafava off the ballot and was going to purify the GOP with a big victory.
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While we slog through our local races here in sleepy Gotham, the NY-23 Congressional election remains hilarious. Last weekend Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava "suspended" her campaign, in which she had come under merciless assault by supporters of Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman and was ... More >>
On the weekend before a nationally-covered upstate New York Congressional election, the Republican candidate endorsed the Democratic candidate. This is a rarity in American politics, if not a first.
Rightbloggers played a key role in this historical achievement. Let's step back several weeks and ... More >>
In the wake of yesterday's suprise announcement that Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava was dropping out of the race for the open congressional seat in NY-23, a number of powerful state unions, Scozzafava's husband, and possibly Scozzafava herself have switched their suppport to Democrat Bi ... More >>
It's official. In a statement released to the Watertown Daily Times, Dede Scozzafava urging her supporters to support her former Democratic opponent over de facto Republican candidate Doug Hoffman, who she declined to mention.
A source told the Times that Scozzafava and her husband, who swi ... More >>
Last week a Research 2000 poll showed Democrat Bill Owens leading in that contentious NY-23 Congressional race, holding 35 points with Republican Dede Scozzafava at 30 and insurgent Conservative Party candidate Bill Hoffman, backed by Sarah Palin and other prominent rightwingers, at 23 percent. Tod ... More >>
More Republicans from around the country are working to defeat Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava, running for Congress in New York's 23rd District. Sarah Palin has endorsed the Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman (pictured), claiming, as have other rightwingers in the Party, that this is " ... More >>
"it's new york lol same shit lastnight some car was on fire in Fordham crazyy ass shit look." Twitpic by Itlabia.
Can you believe last week at this time we were still thinking about Balloon Boy? Yes, that's how we passed our time before Steve Phillips, his "tubby temptress," and other exci ... More >>
The GreenBox is a new pizza box that allows you to rip off the top and separate it into four plates, while the bottom folds in half and becomes a container for leftovers. The GreenBox was invented by William Walsh, who came up with the idea in college.
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National conservatives continue to push hard for the defeat of Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava in New York's 23rd Congressional District. Despite the frantic efforts of the local GOP and Scozzafava's endorsement by Newt Gingrich, Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman (pictured) has r ... More >>
The NY-23 Congressional race, in which the Conservative Party is promoting candidate Doug Hoffman against Republican Dede Scozzafava, whom they consider too liberal (she's pro-choice and pro-gay), recently got more hilarious. GOP preacher/Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is coming to spea ... More >>
Republicans usually have an advantage in New York's 23rd Congressional District, but in the campaign to replace Congressman John McHugh there, conservatives have gone all out to attack the Republican candidate, Dede Scozzafava.
It's not that they're fond of Democrat Bill Owens (though, like most u ... More >>
For a while it didn't look like any Democrat wanted to run in the New York 23rd Congressional District to replace Republican John McHugh, who is leaving to become (eventually, pending Republican interference) Obama's Secretary of the Army. State senator and rising star Darrel Aubertine was th ... More >>