Sunday, November 1, 2009

UPDATED: Scozzafava Quietly [Now Officially] Tells Supporters To Support Democrat Bill Owens

In her statement Saturday morning, the assemblywoman explained the reasons behind her decision: "It is increasingly clear that pressure is mounting on many of my supporters to shift their support. Consequently, I hereby release those individuals who have endorsed and supported my campaign to transfer their support as they see fit to do so."
During the day Saturday, she began to quietly and thoughtfully encourage her supporters to vote for Democrat William L. Owens.
This is the candidate that the GOP leadership was anxious to shove down everyone’s throats?  It just goes to show, if it looks like a liberal, walks like a liberal and quacks like a liberal, then….

By the way Gateway Pundit is reporting that Scozzafava’s husband is also endorsing Democrat Bill Owens.

Note: The Watertown Daily Times originally endorsed Scozzafava too, it is now endorsing Owens.

UPDATE - Scozzafava Officially Throws Support To Bill Owens (NY-D)

Scozzafava is completely out of the closet now. She has officially thrown her support to Democrat Bill Owens. Here is Dede's official statement via the Watertown Daily Times:
I want to thank you for your support and friendship. Over the past 24 hours, I have had encouraging words sent to my family and me. Many of you have asked me whom you should support on Tuesday.
Since announcing the suspension of my campaign, I have thought long and hard about what is best for the people of this District, and how to answer your questions. This is not a decision that I have made lightly.
You know me, and throughout my career, I have been always been an independent voice for the people I represent. I have stood for our honest principles, and a truthful discussion of the issues, even when it cost me personally and politically. Since beginning my campaign, I have told you that this election is not about me; it's about the people of this District.
It is in this spirit that I am writing to let you know I am supporting Bill Owens for Congress and urge you to do the same.
It's not in the cards for me to be your representative, but I strongly believe Bill is the only candidate who can build upon John McHugh's lasting legacy in the U.S. Congress. John and I worked together on the expansion of Fort Drum and I know how important that base is to the economy of this region. I am confident that Bill will be able to provide the leadership and continuity of support to Drum Country just as John did during his tenure in Congress.
In Bill Owens, I see a sense of duty and integrity that will guide him beyond political partisanship. He will be an independent voice devoted to doing what is right for New York. Bill understands this district and its people, and when he represents us in Congress he will put our interests first.
Please join me in voting for Bill Owens on Tuesday. To address the tough challenges ahead, we must rise above partisanship and politics and work together. There's too much at stake in this election to do otherwise.

The GOP is looking really stupid for ever supporting this woman in the first place. Newt Gingrich is basically mud for sticking his neck out for her too. Perhaps now the GOP will take the advice to the conservative base when they hold their noses over these RINO candidates.

The lesson for the GOP; Lay down with RINOs and get you wake up with Democrats. 


Anonymous said...

How can you run as a Republican, drop out of the race, then endorse the Democrat? Would she betray her party simply because the Obamessiah called and asked her to support the Democrat? She should just Specter herself and get it over with.

Alpha Conservative Male said...

I knew she was going to bolt for Owens. At the end of the day she is a LIBERAL. It is only natural that a liberal would support another liberal.If the rank and file Republicans would have supported Hoffman from day one, they wouldn't find themselves in the situation they do. In essence, Republicans attacked the person they now support.

TKZ said...

It just goes to show that she was not a good pick in the first place. She's a liberal, and likes Democrat values more than Conservative values. Boo to the Republican Party for nominating her!!

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