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NY23: Media Cover Hoffman; Eye of the Storm in Upstate

By on 10.31.09 | 6:52PM

Covering the Doug Hoffman congressional campaign on a day when the big news is that Republican nominee Dede Scozzafava quit. Former New York Gov. George Pataki appeared today with Hoffman at VFW Post 125 in Plattsburgh, where they were greeted by about 150 supporters and a huge media contingent:


Pataki and Hoffman meet the press after their speeches.

Plattsburgh Mayor Donald Kasprzak is interviewed by Suzanne Moore of the New York Times.

Meanwhile, I met with a volunteer at the Plattsburgh office and did a video interview with a Hoffman campaign worker. Trust me when I say that trying to cover this campaign on the scene is like reporting a hurricane from the eye of the storm.

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