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RINO ‘On the Run’ in NY23 Special Election

By on 10.14.09 | 6:25PM

As the Prowler reported last week, New York conservatives believe they have a big opportunity to defeat liberal Republican Dede Scozzafava in the Nov. 3 special congressional election in the upstate 23rd District. Scozzafava is reportedly running low on cash, while businessman Doug Hoffman -- running on the Conservative Party line in the three-way race -- has picked up key endorsements as well as support from "9/12" Tea Party activists.

The conservative blog Red State recently announced a $250,000 fundraising goal for the Hoffman campaign. Among the organizations endorsing Hoffman is the political action committee of the American Conservative Union, which today hosted a conference call for reporters and bloggers:

Doug Hoffman says his campaign in upstate New York's 23rd District is "squeezing" liberal Republican Dede Scozzafava in a three-way special election.
"There's only 20 days left . . . but we have her on the run," Hoffman told reporters, bloggers and conservative activists in a conference call Wednesday afternoon. . . .
"As a third-party candidate, I can win this race," Hoffman said, emphasizing that, with less than three weeks left until the election to succeed Rep. John McHugh in the 11-county district, fund-raising is essential. "We need to raise money to get the message out." . . .

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