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October 31st, 2009
08:58 PM ET

Republicans snub GOP Candidate in NY Congressional Race

It seems the Republican candidate in New York's 23rd District congressional race is too moderate for her party.

Dede Scozzafava has dropped out of the race, citing a slip in the polls as a factor contributing to her decision.

That leaves Conservative Party candidate Doug Hofffman in a close battle with Democrat Bill Owens.

Several national Republican figures, including Sarah Palin, endorsed Hoffman over Scozzafava, saying she'd had abandoned
core GOP values because of her support for abortion rights and gay marriage.

So what does this all mean?

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield asked our Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser to weigh in.

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Raul

    Republicans eating their young. You could see this coming.

    October 31, 2009 at 9:02 pm |
  2. Randy N

    What is there for kids to do nowadays, mostly in the inner cities. If you want to stop it you have to give these kids somthing to do, somthing that peaks their interest would be best, but what does it matter you have given short profiles of people running for President 2012, so am I but since they have money and are known, You read my post, money should not hold me back, you see they corruption, Do you like it? I beleive I can help this country by using the people, alot of people as you say are sitting on their couches and they are the silent majority We have to get them to do somthing, This country is in trouble you and the other news services should do your part and help out.

    October 31, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  3. Frank

    Running the Government like a business hasn't worked for the 8 years under President Bush why would it work now. I'm not for higher taxes but the tax system we had under President Bill Clinton worked well. Americans give up the help that the Government give to those in need and from my point of view those tax dollars then go to the top with the connections.

    November 1, 2009 at 7:52 am |
  4. Frank

    Don't get caught up in the hype this country was run to the center for 40 year. changing direction has ment bankruptcy for many, scum running the street after being let out of prison and in the future ultra rich and super poor. The Tax dollars get funneled around to help people reach their dreams a business, home, family. What ever your goals are we need to pick a course and stick to it. Just look at whats happening in the States' budgets.

    November 1, 2009 at 8:46 am |