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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