Tag Archives: Doug Hoffman

NY Conservative Party: Judicial Race win; US House candidate gets 6% despite suspending campaign

Austin Cassidy reports at Uncovered Politics that Doug Hoffman got 6% as a Conservative Party candidate in NY-23, despite suspending his campaign before the election. Just as in the special election in 2009, Hoffman’s votes represented more than the margin of victory. Democrat Bill Owens won both elections.

And, in the race for Suffolk County Family Court judge, Conservative Bernard C.… Read more ...

Doug Hoffman- The Saga Is Almost Over

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.

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Hoffman: He’s Back….

Remember Doug Hoffman? The sore-loser Conservative Party candidate, last seen on a crusade against moderate Republican Dede Scozzafava, is again a third party candidate for New York’s 23rd congressional district. Hoffman ran again for the seat in the Republican primary against Matt Doheny. However, it appears that Doheny won a close primary after Hoffman ran a lackluster campaign.… Read more ...

Independence Party Creates Familiar Scenario In NY-23

The Independence Party of New York is one of the most powerful and successful state-level third parties in the United States, with over 400,000 members statewide and two elected assemblymen, Timothy P. Gordon and Fred Thiele. Today the Independence Party of New York endorsed the candidacy of Republican Matt Doheny in New York’s 23rd Congressional District.… Read more ...

Capital Tonight: ‘Long Scozzafavas Doheny’

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com. Originally posted at CapitalTonight.com – see original for embedded links and a copy of Long’s memo.

Seeking to put to rest rumors that his support of Doug Hoffman might be wavering, state Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long sent a memo today to NY-23 county leaders and committee members seeking to tie Hoffman’s GOP primary opponent, Matt Doheny, to the woman he forced out of last year’s special election, Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava.… Read more ...

Doug Hoffman May End Up Running Third Party Again

In 2009 Doug Hoffman made the national news as candidate for the Conservative Party of New York candidate in a special election in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. He lost the Republican nomination to a candidate whom he claimed was too liberal so he continued his run as a member of the Conservative Party.… Read more ...

NY Times op-ed celebrates third parties

Thanks to Ballot Access News for the tip.

(excerpt from) The NY Times
Three’s Company
Ross Douthat / November 1, 2009

[Re: candidates Chris Daggett in NJ and Doug Hoffman in NY]

…But both men deserve the public’s gratitude. They’ve injected real substance into their races, and they’ve given voters a much more interesting choice than they would have otherwise enjoyed.

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AP: ‘Third party challenges in NJ, NY are warning sign’

In an article today, the Associated Press is speculating about third parties’ near-term future in this country, based on strong candidacies this year:

Third party candidates could upend two major races in elections Tuesday, and the success of those candidacies is a warning shot fired at both major parties by voters angry at government and disillusioned by politics as usual…

But the impact of those candidacies on the high-profile contests points to an anti-incumbent, anti-establishment sentiment that could be a prevailing theme in the 2010 congressional elections and beyond.

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Detailed analysis of 23rd District Congressional race in NY

The candidates for US House of Representatives for the 23rd District in New York are: Bill Owens (Democrat);
Dede Scozzafava (Republican); and Doug Hoffman (Conservative). There is an excellent story at the Times Union political blog analyzing the race. The post includes: comparative polling; a regional breakdown; a map; and speculation about how the race will be won.… Read more ...

Sarah Palin endorses Conservative candidate Hoffman in NY-23

From the Associated Press:

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has endorsed a third-party candidate over the GOP-backed contender in New York’s congressional special election, saying her own party has abandoned its core values.

The former Alaska governor, who was Arizona Sen. John McCain’s running-mate last year, said Thursday she was backing Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman over Republican Assemblywoman Dierdre Scozzafava in the 23rd Congressional District race.

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Club For Growth announces $250K in ads for Conservative Party candidate

Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate in a special congressional election in New York, is receiving some help from the Club For Growth.  Hoffman has been recognized by many in the mainstream media as just as likely to win his race as his major party competitors, a rare accomplishment for a third party candidate. … Read more ...

Tight three-way race in New York House special election

A new poll on the special election in New York’s 23rd Congressional District shows Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman at 17 percent, tied with Democrat Bill Owens and just behind Republican Dede Scozzafava, who is at 20 percent. (Scozzafava also has the backing of the Independence Party.) Forty-five percent of respondents were undecided; the election is November 3.… Read more ...