He has been running continously for office for over a year. Now, Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in NY-24 is wrapping up his campaign.
“Our nation is at a crossroads, and it is imperative that on Election Day we wrest control of Congress from Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat majority,” Hoffman said in a prepared statement.
“It was never my intention to split the Republican vote… Matt Doheny and I may have differed on some issues during the course of our primary race,” Hoffman said. “Now, we must put those differences aside and do what is best for our nation.”
Hoffman spokesman Rob Ryan wouldn’t elaborate on the statement Tuesday morning.
Still, Hoffman’s name will appear on the ballot. Considering his name recognition in the district, anticipate a handful of votes to still trickle in under his name. As Hoffman likely recalls vividly, even Dede Scozzafava received 5.5% of the vote after she suspended her campaign. Nevertheless, in securing an endorsement from Hoffman this has to be viewed as a coup for Doheny’s campaign.