NY-23: Hoffman Ends Campaign, Will Still Appear on Conservative Ballot Line

By: Tuesday October 5, 2010 2:55 pm

A top Democratic Party official, speaking on background, said Democrats’ ability to hold onto the House and Senate will rely on Republicans being saddled with some seriously flawed primary winners (think: DE Sen nominee Christine O’Donnell) and getting lucky with several rightwing third party or independent candidates splitting the right-leaning vote. NY-23 was supposed to be an example of where Democrats got “lucky,” thanks to Hoffman, in what should be a top GOP target.


The Last Super: Delaware, DC, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Wisconsin Primary Preview

By: Tuesday September 14, 2010 1:15 pm

Today effectively marks the end of the primary election season and the true beginning of the general elections. It’s not only one of the last primary days but one of the biggest, including Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. [Ed. note: Jon will be liveblogging results all night. Delaware polls close at 8pm EDT, with a number of others closing at 9. Look for results and reaction at FDL's Elections page.]

GOP Fearmongering Succeeds in Casting Doubt on Legitimacy of the Electoral Process

By: Thursday November 19, 2009 12:01 pm

The Republican Party has engaged in a decades-long project to portray any Democratic electoral gains as fraudulent, chipping away at the legitimacy of any Democratic politician. A new poll by a Democratic firm shows that these efforts have paid off.

Election Night Thread #2: McDonnell Projected VA Winner; NJ Gov. Race Too Close to Call

By: Tuesday November 3, 2009 5:12 pm

Polls in New Jersey and Maine are now closed. Leaked exit polls show New Jersey to be basically a tie, FWIW. There are no exit polls out of Maine. Virginia remains too early to call, which shocks me. The networks are being ultra-cautious. The latest numbers: 26.19% reporting McDonnell (R) 62.86% Deeds (D) 37.03% Deeds [...]

NY-23: The Failure Of Blue Dogging

By: Tuesday November 3, 2009 3:35 pm

A win by ultra-rightwing Doug Hoffman in NY-23 should challenge the notion held by some Democrats that winning right-wing districts requires a move towards the center-right.

NY-23: Teabagger Voter Intimidation Reported

By: Tuesday November 3, 2009 2:01 pm

Via John Amato, the teabagger activists in NY-23 are illegally intimidating local residents at the polls. I just got off the phone with former state Democratic Chairwoman June O’Neill, who informed me the police had been called to at least two polling sites in St. Lawrence County due to overzealous electioneering (O’Neill called it “voter [...]

For Democrats, NY-23 is Heads We Win, Tails They Lose

By: Tuesday November 3, 2009 10:30 am

Today in upstate New York, either a Democrat will be elected to Congress for the first time since the Civil War, or Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin will officially take over the Republican party.

NY-23: Hoffman Tells $1,761 Clean Energy Lie, Completely Botches it

By: Tuesday November 3, 2009 9:35 am

This guy is dangerously out of touch. . . . Super nervous, very creepy, super crazy. This was only two weeks ago. Here is the first 42 seconds: Cap and trade started out just like almost everything does, to have a good purpose. To save our environment. Unfortunately, by the time it was passed it [...]

Early Morning Swim

By: Monday November 2, 2009 4:39 am

Doug Hoffman’s Cunning Plan to Reduce the Deficit: Cutting Earmarks, Taxes

By: Sunday November 1, 2009 11:30 am

The teabaggers’ candidate in upstate New York, who’s a flat-earther taxer, thinks magic will bring the Bush/Cheney deficit under control.

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