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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 ...

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.… Read more ...