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12. Republicans held that district for over 100+ years.
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  -A changed race (Scozzafava Tells Supporters To Vote For Dem) Owens is best-equipped to represent NNY kpete  Nov-01-09 09:13 AM   #0 
  - What a hell of a mess.  saltpoint   Nov-01-09 09:21 AM   #1 
  - Wow. The comments say it all. When you LaFarge the Eisenhower/Rockefeller  tsuki   Nov-01-09 09:27 AM   #2 
  - Interesting allusion to Marie Lafarge, executed in France in 1852.  philly_bob   Nov-01-09 10:08 PM   #124 
  - Article confusion. Meant DeFarge. Sorry for the confusion. nt  tsuki   Nov-02-09 09:19 AM   #143 
     - Ah, the Dickens character from Tale of Two Cities. Thanks.  philly_bob   Nov-03-09 08:51 AM   #145 
  - Rockefellers and Eisenhowers are now Democrats, along with some Goldwaters.  No Elephants   Nov-02-09 02:26 AM   #131 
  - Awesome! n/t  adamuu   Nov-01-09 09:30 AM   #3 
  - I'm afraid that changes the race into a 2-person race, making it harder for Owens.  Honeycombe8   Nov-01-09 09:41 AM   #4 
  - They are still North East Republicans. Hopefully the don't want Palin wingnuts representing them  MidwestTransplant   Nov-01-09 09:52 AM   #6 
  - IMO this is the key...  WePurrsevere   Nov-01-09 10:35 AM   #9 
     - we have a supermajority in NYS  mdmc   Nov-01-09 05:09 PM   #117 
     - Yeah supposedly NY will lose a congressional seat after teh 2010 census.  MidwestTransplant   Nov-02-09 01:14 AM   #130 
  - Anecdotal evidence follows:  OswegoAtheist   Nov-01-09 09:59 AM   #8 
  - I hope you're right. nt  Honeycombe8   Nov-01-09 07:44 PM   #122 
  - Actually the local press speculates that most of the conservatives  quiller4   Nov-01-09 11:08 AM   #13 
     - A win is a win, even a narrow one. I hope that's what happens. nt  Honeycombe8   Nov-01-09 07:44 PM   #123 
  - Fox Opinion was telling it different yesterday  sadbear   Nov-01-09 09:52 AM   #5 
  - Yeah. I heard she threw her support to Hoffman yesterday, too...  Demoiselle   Nov-01-09 10:52 AM   #11 
  - FUX - THEY LIE!  katanalori   Nov-01-09 12:36 PM   #22 
  - Yeah...  Tx4obama   Nov-01-09 03:28 PM   #113 
  - The Spiritual character of NY 23 - Native perspective  SpiralHawk   Nov-01-09 09:53 AM   #7 
  - We live very close to Akwesasne and  WePurrsevere   Nov-01-09 10:51 AM   #10 
  - Republicans held that district for over 100+ years.  FarLeftFist   Nov-01-09 10:54 AM   #12 
  - but the district went for Obama in 2008 and Bush just barely held it in 2004.  quiller4   Nov-01-09 11:10 AM   #14 
  - instant run-off voting would make this a non-issue  harmonicon   Nov-01-09 11:22 AM   #15 
  - No shit. Gotta go rag on a friend on Facebook now who told me Hoffman was a shoe in now heh.  shadowknows69   Nov-01-09 11:24 AM   #16 
  - ... “Since announcing the suspension of my campaign, I have thought long and hard about what i...  struggle4progress   Nov-02-09 01:01 AM   #129 
  - This is huge! It shows that Ms Scozzafava actually has some  annabanana   Nov-01-09 11:36 AM   #17 
  - Owens is a shitty Democrat--if I were in the 23rd I might have voted  Arkana   Nov-01-09 11:57 AM   #18 
  - Absolutely correct - this Dem is a waste...  TeaBagsAreForCups   Nov-01-09 12:49 PM   #23 
  - I am in the 23rd  OswegoAtheist   Nov-01-09 01:15 PM   #108 
  - I don't live in NY23, but doesn't a vote for DeDe instead of Owens at this point only help Hoffman?  harry_pothead   Nov-01-09 05:30 PM   #118 
     - yes.  OswegoAtheist   Nov-02-09 08:45 AM   #142 
  - Tell him. And, if he wins, primary him next time.  No Elephants   Nov-02-09 03:03 AM   #132 
     - I don't live in the 23rd--I live in Massachusetts and my rep is awesome.  Arkana   Nov-02-09 09:36 AM   #144 
  - United Auto Workers endorsement..goes to Owen..  Cha   Nov-01-09 12:13 PM   #19 
  - A Republican told Republicans to VOTE DEM?  aquart   Nov-01-09 12:19 PM   #20 
  - "lightning speed" is the new talking point?  aquart   Nov-01-09 12:23 PM   #21 
  - BREAKING: Scozzafava suspends NY 23 campaign  NYC_SKP   Nov-01-09 12:57 PM   #24 
  - Hmmmmm - Republicon Family Values behind this?  SpiralHawk   Nov-01-09 12:57 PM   #25 
  - Scozzafava drops out...  DumbBassRepublicans   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #81 
  - So the race is now between a Dem and a teabagger?  Raine1967   Nov-01-09 12:57 PM   #26 
  - Further and further to the right do they slip.  Roland99   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #39 
     - IMO, the Democrats should take the blame for their own moves. If Democrats insist  No Elephants   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #40 
        - Trouble is, the Democratic Party has been split for a long time  Roland99   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #47 
           - Yep, which is why I never blame Republicrats for the shortcomings of Demlicans, or vice versa.  No Elephants   Nov-02-09 03:11 AM   #133 
  - Interesting indeed  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-01-09 12:57 PM   #27 
  - I can't remember who said it last night, but...  CitizenLeft   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #32 
  - But they aren't unelectable if this teabagger wins  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #37 
  - no, he meant statewide and nationally...  CitizenLeft   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #44 
  - I certainly hope he is right  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #51 
  - But isn't Kansas an example ...?  earthside   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #65 
     - We have had several Democrats as governor  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #69 
  - It was Chris Kofinas (sp?)  Frisbee   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #82 
  - Then he can have Hoffman in his district. I don't want him.  shadowknows69   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #84 
  - That was Chris Kofinis talking to O'Donnell on Olbermann.  pink-o   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #87 
  - It's a win win for us, really.  TheWraith   Nov-01-09 01:13 PM   #107 
  - From what I'm hearing the district has been Republican for like..............  pattmarty   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #41 
     - that's what I meant too (above).  CitizenLeft   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #46 
     - I live in a district that has been red for a hundred years too but we have a Dem rep  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #54 
     - yes, NY 23 is republican but  cali   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #57 
     - As I said in another thread. I can't be as confident about the not "wacko" part.  shadowknows69   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #85 
     - Obama carried the district (although narrowly)  Jim Lane   Nov-01-09 12:59 PM   #95 
  - Sux to be a Republican. nt  Captain Hilts   Nov-01-09 12:57 PM   #28 
  - Sux to try to make it as a Repug when you're a woman  MonteLukast   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #30 
     - Yeah. I really wonder the level of dissociation, if that's the word, of folks like Snowe and her.  Captain Hilts   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #43 
  - OMG, dems will be running against complete lunatics in 2012.  graywarrior   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #29 
  - One thing I learned from Dummya. Never misunderestimate the enemy, no  No Elephants   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #45 
     - Dubya's Legacy...  DumbBassRepublicans   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #80 
  - naybe she hopes her moderate supporters will go for the democrat  pennylane100   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #31 
  - She probably got death threats from the Palin mob.  Joanne98   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #33 
  - The comments are PRICELESS, these Puke fucks think this is the beginning of a comeback  DainBramaged   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #34 
  - Half of them are confident, the other half scared to death, and both halves are fighting over it.  NYC_SKP   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #38 
     - Their stupidity is priceless............  DainBramaged   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #42 
  - The conservative candidate knows nothing about local issues. He doesn't  alfredo   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #35 
  - S/he doesn't have to know about local issues. God and "no new taxes" are  No Elephants   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #49 
  - god, guns and faggots  ldf   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #63 
     - Yeah, they're just a bunch of bitter clingers.  smalll   Nov-01-09 10:33 PM   #125 
     - Trillions spent on wars are a lot ess affordable than trillions spent on  No Elephants   Nov-02-09 03:43 AM   #137 
     - Ditto vijayjays.  No Elephants   Nov-02-09 03:22 AM   #134 
  - Dumb question I know but how does a person who doesn't live in the district run for office  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #53 
  - He rents a travel trailer in Gouverneur...  Dennis Donovan   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #56 
  - Well I know you don't have to live in district in CA.  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #58 
  - Congressional districts aren't written into the Constitution  KamaAina   Nov-01-09 12:59 PM   #92 
  - He would have until 12-31-09 to move into the district  mdmc   Nov-01-09 06:03 PM   #121 
  - In all fairness, he lives on the edge of the district in Lake Placid...  Dennis Donovan   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #55 
     - I hope the Dem is exploiting his opponent's ignorance.  alfredo   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #64 
  - Not sure how to forecast this...  brooklynite   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #36 
  - Although I bet some of the institutional rebubs will defect as well...  Salviati   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #62 
  - It's a purge  rogerashton   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #48 
  - They've done this before. Nixon got rid of the Rockefeller repubs.  aquart   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #70 
  - Is this a traditional time for dropping out of races? I read only yesterday or so about Newsom.  No Elephants   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #50 
  - Hey, Teabaggers. No reason to stay in the GOP. The Conservative party is the future!  onehandle   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #52 
  - Michael Steele is smiling as he presides over the death of his own party...  stevedeshazer   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #59 
  - OMG!!!!  BumRushDaShow   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #61 
  - Aww! Michael Steele is so cute! And so tech savvy!  redwitch   Nov-01-09 12:59 PM   #90 
  - I wish  nod factor   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #60 
  - We tried it -- we had a successful primary challenge against Lieberman, for one  adamuu   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #67 
  - FFFFFUUUUU-  OswegoAtheist   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #66 
  - Chairman of the Independence Party just endorsed Owens.,  Joanne98   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #68 
  - Scozzafava quits NY-23  alofarabia   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #71 
  - Link here:  Raine1967   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #72 
  - sorry double post...  Raine1967   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #73 
  - If she doesn't endorse Hoffman that could help  alofarabia   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #74 
  - I have NEVER heard of anyone's endorsement mattering one bit.  ChairmanAgnostic   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #75 
     - Some, but will it be enough?  FVZA_Colonel   Nov-01-09 12:59 PM   #94 
  - The sleeping giant has been awoken-have fun controlling those tea baggers Republicans  underpants   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #76 
     - As much fun as we have controlling the Blue Dogs, perhaps?  No Elephants   Nov-02-09 03:33 AM   #135 
  - Scozzafava throws in the towel?  OswegoAtheist   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #77 
  - I'm crossing my fingers for my former neighbors in Oswego...  Dennis Donovan   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #78 
  - This was posted here earlier today and is on the Front Page:  elocs   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #79 
  - so much for running in the middle---or even close to it---wackos clearly in control now  wordpix   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #83 
  - The suprising part  SnakeEyes   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #86 
     - Not all that surprising if a Con is running against a Purple Snake in a traditionally Pub district.  No Elephants   Nov-02-09 03:40 AM   #136 
  - Most repigs have total reactionary loyalty to their party  pink-o   Nov-01-09 12:58 PM   #88 
  - Owens compares Hoffman to former President Bush  Joanne98   Nov-01-09 12:59 PM   #89 
  - Goddamnit  Ed76638   Nov-01-09 12:59 PM   #91 
  - So, basically, she just got "Lamonted"  KamaAina   Nov-01-09 12:59 PM   #93 
  - not at all the same---Ned Lamont was the elected Dem candidate  wordpix   Nov-01-09 12:59 PM   #97 
  - Well, there  Justess   Nov-01-09 12:59 PM   #100 
  - I was thinking of the prominent national Dems who backed Traitor Joe  KamaAina   Nov-01-09 12:59 PM   #106 
  - Very useful new verb. Thanks. Just to add: The Republican Party's supporting a  No Elephants   Nov-02-09 03:55 AM   #138 
  - Amazing - The Republicans Are Getting Even More Extreme  TomCADem   Nov-01-09 12:59 PM   #96 
  - The lunatics are throwing out the last few reasonable people.  Odin2005   Nov-01-09 12:59 PM   #98 
  - Good, I hope they keep their idealogical purge going...  Endangered Specie   Nov-01-09 12:59 PM   #99 
  - Last Minute Polls had the Teabagger ahead, I wouldn't be too hopeful  JCMach1   Nov-01-09 12:59 PM   #101 
  - We don't lose on this one...  Jeff In Milwaukee   Nov-01-09 12:59 PM   #102 
  - That is true... let them elect more crazies...  JCMach1   Nov-01-09 12:59 PM   #103 
  - Not surprising that Pubs would rather vote for a Con than a Blue Dog.  No Elephants   Nov-02-09 04:15 AM   #139 
  - Although not necessarily, this may boost the Democrats' chances  majamay   Nov-01-09 12:59 PM   #104 
  - I heard that Owens is more conservative than Scozzafava - if so, let the nutcase win  bread_and_roses   Nov-01-09 12:59 PM   #105 
     - Owens isn't a DINO. He strongly supports a public option for  quiller4   Nov-01-09 02:58 PM   #111 
        - well, i very much hope you are right  bread_and_roses   Nov-01-09 05:53 PM   #119 
  - SCOZZAFAVA THROWS SUPPORT TO OWENS  robo50   Nov-01-09 02:56 PM   #109 
  - "She's a hero to us Dems!" -not at all. More like a fairly reasonable person  depakid   Nov-01-09 02:56 PM   #110 
     - well, maybe not a hero, but certainly no Sarah Palin...  robo50   Nov-01-09 03:14 PM   #112 
        - I believe Progressive and radical Democrats had something to do with obama's election, too.  No Elephants   Nov-02-09 04:27 AM   #140 
  - Good for Scozzafava.. but she's just covering her ass  Tx4obama   Nov-01-09 03:38 PM   #114 
  - It is doubtful that there will still . be a 23rd district. It is one likely  quiller4   Nov-01-09 05:54 PM   #120 
  - Here's some more good news for Owens...  Tx4obama   Nov-01-09 03:50 PM   #115 
  - The old-school republican establishment  necso   Nov-01-09 04:01 PM   #116 
  - It would be great if all moderates voted Dem in every race, it would send an amazing message.  bamacrat   Nov-02-09 12:17 AM   #126 
  - Bingo. LBJ trounced Goldwater. And, ironically, with an anti-war ad, too.  No Elephants   Nov-02-09 04:37 AM   #141 
  - GOP dropout in key 23rd District throws support to Democrat - NY-23  TacticalPeek   Nov-02-09 12:25 AM   #127 
  - Can we trade her for Lieberman?  tblue   Nov-02-09 12:25 AM   #128 
  - The Party of No  mstinamotorcity   Nov-03-09 10:10 AM   #146 

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