Scozzofava Endorsing Former Opponent?
The Watertown Daily Times, in New York’s 23rd congressional district, switches their endorsement from Republican Dede Scozzofava to Democrat Bill Owens — and they report that Scozzofava is doing the same.
During the day Saturday, she began to quietly and thoughtfully encourage her supporters to vote for Democrat William L. Owens.
The editors of the Watertown Daily Times don’t think much of cypher Doug Hoffman, new hero of far right politicians and bloggers:
Mr. Hoffman is running as an ideologue. If he carries out his pledges on earmarks, taxation, labor law reform and other inflexible positions, Northern New York will suffer. This rural district depends on the federal government for an investment in Fort Drum and its soldiers, environmental protection of our international waterway and the Adirondack Park, and the livelihood of all our dairy farmers across the district, among other support. Our representative cannot be locked into rigid promises and policies that would jeopardize these critical sectors of our economy. …
It is frightening that Mr. Hoffman is so beholden to right-wing ideologues who dismiss Northern New Yorkers as parochial when people here simply want to know how Mr. Hoffman will protect their interests in Washington.