Palin, GOP Bigs Lavish Praise on Hoffman; Dems Lavish Money on Owens, Who Increases Lead
Former GOP Presidential candidate and publishing magnate Steve Forbes is also getting on the Hoffman bandwagon -- coinciding with Hoffman's call for a Forbes-favored flat tax -- as has Congressnut Michele Bachmann...
While the hardcore cases continue to beat up Scozzafava for being too liberal (and resembling a cow) and sending their love to Hoffman, supporters of Democrat Bill Owens have been sending him money: Owens' latest filing shows $491,000 in contributions, with Scozzafava at $234,000 and Hoffman at $205,000. Owens filing doesn't include the recent fundraiser Obama gave him in New York City. And a new poll shows Owens five points up on Scozzafava, 35-30 -- a one-point gain for the Democrat over the last poll -- with Hoffman at 23 percent. Before Hoffman began to cook, Owens was behind.
This poll was taken before the Palin endorsement, however, which we expect will further increase Owens' lead.