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Sarah Palin Throws Her Support Behind Hoffman

From The Weekly Standard we hear that Sarah Palin supports Doug Hoffman for Congress from New York's 23rd district. Palin released this statement to the Weekly Standard:

The people of the 23rd Congressional District of New York are ready to shake things up, and Doug Hoffman is coming on strong as Election Day approaches! He needs our help now.

The votes of every member of Congress affect every American, so it's important for all of us to pay attention to this important Congressional campaign in upstate New York. I am very pleased to announce my support for Doug Hoffman in his fight to be the next Representative from New York's 23rd Congressional district. It's my honor to endorse Doug and to do what I can to help him win, including having my political action committee, SarahPAC, donate to his campaign the maximum contribution allowed by law.

Our nation is at a crossroads, and this is once again a "time for choosing."

The federal government borrows, spends, and prints too much money, while our national debt hits a record high. Government is growing while the private sector is shrinking, and unemployment is on the rise. Doug Hoffman is committed to ending the reckless spending in Washington, D.C. and the massive increase in the size and scope of the federal government. He is also fully committed to supporting our men and women in uniform as they seek to honorably complete their missions overseas.

And best of all, Doug Hoffman has not been anointed by any political machine.

Doug Hoffman stands for the principles that all Republicans should share: smaller government, lower taxes, strong national defense, and a commitment to individual liberty.

Political parties must stand for something. When Republicans were in the wilderness in the late 1970s, Ronald Reagan knew that the doctrine of "blurring the lines" between parties was not an appropriate way to win elections. Unfortunately, the Republican Party today has decided to choose a candidate that more than blurs the lines, and there is no real difference between the Democrat and the Republican in this race. This is why Doug Hoffman is running on the Conservative Party's ticket.

Republicans and conservatives around the country are sending an important message to the Republican establishment in their outstanding grassroots support for Doug Hoffman: no more politics as usual.

You can help Doug by visiting his official website below and joining me in supporting his campaign:
http://www.doughoffmanforcongress.com/donate3.html

This is an interesting situation. Palin supports Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman while Newt Gingrich publicly supports GOP candidate Dede Scozzafava. When Palin resigned as governor of Alaska, some wondered if she would create a new political party. Her support for the Conservative Party candidate will add to those questions. But anyone who thought Palin would have supported an out and out liberal just because she was a Republican doesn't know her history with the GOP.

According to Rasmussen, 73% think Republicans in Congress are out of touch with GOP voters nationally. This race will test how much GOP voters are willing to take the risk and vote for a real conservative from a third party and not a liberal just because she has an "R" next to her hame.


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Comments (10)

and Palin's endorsement wil... (Below threshold)

and Palin's endorsement will have... absolutely no effect on the race. Conservatives were already flocking to Hoffman and voters who like candidates with (R) next to the name were and still will vote for the liberal, who is going to be swayed by Palin into changing their vote?

Steve - The point ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Steve -

The point is not whether Palin will have any effect on the race(my feeling is that national endorsements have little effect on such races regardless). The real point is that the GOP has found themselves with a candidate who is positioned to the left of the Democrat party. Scozzafava's positions are exceedingly far out of the mainstream for republican voters.

This, paired with the Rasmussen poll is confirmation that the GOP absolutely does not get it. The party apparatus has consistently shown itself to be utterly deaf to the concerns of its core supporters. That they are asking conservatives to vote for a candidate that is so far left that even Kos has endorsed her over the Dem candidate should speak volumes.

Conspiracy of the Day:... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

Conspiracy of the Day:

The reason they're having this special election is to replace the Upstate New York Republican Congressman John McHugh who was appointed by President Obama to be the new secretary of the army.

This was a White House plot to throw the entire Republican Party into disarray.

It wasn't until after Palin... (Below threshold)
davidt:

It wasn't until after Palin joined McCain's ticket that donations started to roll into McCain's campaign. It'll be interesting to see if donations to Hoffman now spike.

Hoffman has been getting a ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Hoffman has been getting a lot of pub lately. I would not be surprised to see his donations spike regardless. Scozzafava is dead as far sa this election goes. She's now relegated to being a spoiler. Where Palin's endorsement will help is to bring attention to the fact that Scozzafava is losing the race for the GOP.

Gingrich and the others who endorsed this idiot last week should have the guts to come forward and take it back and admit their mistake.

Adrian: "This was a White H... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Adrian: "This was a White House plot to throw the entire Republican Party into disarray."

Ha ha ha ha ha!

This from a loyal apparatchik who this very day saw his own senate dem contingent unable to agree on the medicare payoff to the doctors resulting in an embarrassing flameout!

How's Obama's poll numbers doing today!?

Did you see the latest "First-time unemployment" numbers?

Heck of a job obama-y.

"Gingrich and the others wh... (Below threshold)
davidt:

"Gingrich and the others who endorsed this idiot last week should have the guts to come forward and take it back and admit their mistake." 5. Posted by jim m | October 22, 2009 10:16 PM

In their minds, to do so would be ceding the leadership of the party to Palin. Not gonna happen.

The good 'ole boys of the GOP will complete their transformation into Democrats by doing what the Democrats would do. They will circle the wagons around Scozzafava, even if it means losing a seat. If the seat is lost to the Dems they'll blame the conservatives, Palin and Hoffman. Especially Palin, because she is the greatest threat to the good 'ole boys of the GOP.

If Hoffman wins, Palin would be in a very powerfull position. The good 'ole boys wouldn't like that one little bit.

Could not like her more. G... (Below threshold)
gary gulrud:

Could not like her more. GOP, you are about to be schooled.

Palin stuck her finger out ... (Below threshold)
DEO:

Palin stuck her finger out to which way the wind blew. When Newt backed Scozzafava last week Repubs went ballistic...NOW, Palin backs Hoffman. What a predictable maverick. How come you geniuses can't predict what Palin will do? WE CAN!!!

Sarah Palin/Tonya Harding 2012!

The GOP doesn't need anothe... (Below threshold)
Harry:

The GOP doesn't need another Snow. Shame on Newt and kudos to Palin.




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