Skip to comments.House GOP may face a ‘civil war’ over New York's Scozzafava
Posted on 10/15/2009 5:54:40 AM PDT by cc2k
The House GOP conference is bitterly divided over a centrist New York Republicans run for the House seat vacated by Army Secretary John McHugh.
Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, who backs abortion rights and has voiced support for gay rights, has drawn a challenger from the right who is running on the Conservative Party line. And though House leaders have urged conference members to donate, many have pointedly refused to back Scozzafava.
The Club for Growth, Concerned Women of America, former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) and evangelical leader Gary Bauer have all endorsed Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate.
Just 17 members about 10 percent of the GOP conference have written checks to Scozzafavas campaign. They include House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.), National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Chairman Pete Sessions (Texas) and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who is in charge of recruiting candidates to run next year.
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I hope FReepers will donate to Doug Hoffman's campaign and let the RNC and NRCC know that you support conservative candidates, not the national RINO committees.
NRCC funds are being spent by Scozzafava attacking Hoffman, the conservative, not Bill Owens, the Democrat. On most issues, Scozzafava (R) and Owens (D) are in agreement and share a common position.
To those who favor “taking back the Republican party“ and returning the party to it’s core values and roots, this is an opportunity to send a message to party leadership. Support the conservative, please.
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We don’t need no stinkin’ RINOs.....
NY GOP is still mostly a joke, and a bad one at that.
If it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck..................
It is rather disappointing to see Cantor sending money to the wrong candidate.
The RNC makes me sick to my stomach.
I’m in Florida and have donated Mucho $$$ to Rubio. I actually think Rubio might win it all. Time to show the RNC that “liberal minds” already have a party of their own.
The GOP has enough “centrists.” Conservatives should not vote for another.
dede is not a “centrist” she is an ACORN candidate, leftist.
Nothing centrist about those positions.
“...Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, who backs abortion rights and has voiced support for gay rights, has drawn a challenger from the right who is running on the Conservative Party line. And though House leaders have urged conference members to donate, many have pointedly refused to back Scozzafava...”
The far right GOP members need to wake up, YOU LIVE IN NEW YORK. Scozzafara is about as good as you can get! Better Scozzafara that a full fledged DemoRat!
No kidding. And Boehner too. I’m sure there are other names on that list we’d be surprised at.
Shame on him ... say goodbye to presidential ambitions.
Maybe we will get a revolution in the GOP after all....
RINOs need to be taked out in the primaries.
If you can’t take the RINO out in the primary then that district has bigger problems.
Running a Lib, a RINO and a Conservative in the General Election only means the Lib gets elected.
Civil War? Hardly. A tough primary? Sure. The Hill only wished it was a civil war.
They left out that she also supports card check & the stimulus.
It’s a joke how this woman got nominated. The NY GOP is seriously screwed up - more than most I should say.
Scozzafava e veramente una scostumata.
I used to feel the same way but thse days are gone. I'm not going to fall for that reasoning anymore. If every conservative Republican and Democrat votes for the Conservative, he can win. Otherwise, what does it matter?
People like you are why we are in the position we are in today in this Nation.
Vote for a liberal, even if s/he DOES have a “R” for political affiliation.
NO MORE LIBERALS!
I live in NY 20, where the GOP put up a knucklehead who took 3 weeks to decide if he was for or against the stimulus last november. In spite of a 175,00 vote edge in registration for the GOP, the party managed to pull defeat from the jaws of victory. The ONLY criteria for choosing statewide candidates right now is their ability to substantially contribute to their own campaign.
What the hell does it take to turn this party around???
My wife called state GOP hq yesterday to tell them that we and many others are working to defeat Dede. We cannot keep voting for virtual Dems. Not anymore.
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