GOP, Conservative Candidates Duke It Out in NY-23; Democrat Gains Lead
"Hoffman is both viable and can win," says RedState's Erick Erickson. "He needs our help to pull it off." When, in an attempt to shore up conservative support, Scozzafava enlisted Texas Congressman Jeb Hensarling to speak well of her, Erickson roared, "today he earns our ire. I believe he is a conservative, but this is a troubling sign that he is becoming a party man." Scozzafava's still working on her right wing, nonetheless, attacking Obamacare and accepting the endorsement of the NRA.
Oh, and the Democrat? A new Siena poll shows rich lawyer Bill Owens (pictured), formerly seven points behind Scozzafava, is now four points up. Hoffman increased his tally by seven points. Guess where they came from?
At his web site, Owens plumps for a fair shake for local farmers, a homey strategy that seems to be more effective with voters than the culture-war fistfights of his opponents.