NY-23: Independence Party Chairman Endorses Bill Owens

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Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 11:45 am

I just got off the phone with Frank MacKay, state chairman of the New York Independence Party, a powerful third party which had endorsed Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava in the NY-23 special election. While Scozzafava has suspended her campaign, she will remain on the ballot as the candidate of the Republican and Independence Parties. MacKay can’t change that, but he told TWI that the party probably made a mistake in endorsing her over Democratic candidate Bill Owens.

“Some of our local organizations have endorsed Hoffman now that Scozzafava is out, and I want to be careful and respect their decisions,” said MacKay, who lives in downstate Suffolk County. “I don’t have a vote in the district. But if I did, I would vote for Bill Owens.”

MacKay said that the party — whose support of Rep. Scott Murphy (D-N.Y.) might have helped him win the tight NY-20 special election this year — might have erred in endorsing Scozzafava.

“If I knew how chaotic the Scozzafava campaign was going to be, I would have gone with Owens in the beginning,” said MacKay. “That certainly was a disastrous campaign.”

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Dede Scozzafava Suspends Campaign, Endorses No One | WNYmedia.net
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[...] Also note that Owens has the WFP line.  The IP had endorsed Scozzafava, but with her withdrawal, IP state chairman MacKay has specifically endorsed Owens. [...]


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[...] Independence Party, which is stuck with her on their line, has endorsed Owens. State Party Chairman Frank MacKay said this (via The Washington Independent): “Some of our local organizations have endorsed Hoffman now [...]


RichardBlumenthal
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 1:54 pm

It wasn't the chaos of her campaign, it's that the people want a conservative in the office. Let's call this the way it happened. Doug Hoffman will represent NY23 the way it wants to be represented and the way, I believe, Republicans and others all over the State want to be represented.


Ben Holmes
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 9:09 pm

The far-right's Stalinist purge mentality strikes again. Those micro-phoned mouth demagogues and their minions remind me of whiny children who rant and rave and scream when they don't GET WHAT THEY want.

I detest the far right, and the far left. They are cancerous to America.


jovan
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 8:14 pm

New York is a progressive state and it will remain so. The conservatives have put this reliable seat at risk.

Women who supported Scozzafava now will most likely turn on Hoffman and vote for Owens for what he and the national GOP did to her.


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[...] November 1 Washington Independent newspaper has this story, that says New York Independence Party chair Frank MacKay now regrets thats the Independence [...]


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[...] NY-23: Independence Party Chairman Endorses Bill Owens I just got off the phone with Frank MacKay, state chairman of the New York Independence Party, a powerful third party which had endorsed Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava in the NY-23 special election. While Scozzafava has suspended her campaign, she will remain on the ballot as the candidate of the Republican and Independence Parties. MacKay can’t change that, but he told TWI that the party probably made a mistake in endorsing her over Democratic candidate Bill Owens. “Some of our local organizations have endorsed Hoffman now that Scozzafava is out, and I want to be careful and respect their decisions,” said MacKay, who lives in downstate Suffolk County. “I don’t have a vote in the district. But if I did, I would vote for Bill Owens.” MacKay said that the party — whose support of Rep. Scott Murphy (D-N.Y.) might have helped him win the tight NY-20 special election this year — might have erred in endorsing Scozzafava. “If I knew how chaotic the Scozzafava campaign was going to be, I would have gone with Owens in the beginning,” said MacKay. “That certainly was a disastrous campaign.” http://washingtonindependent.com/659…ses-bill-owens [...]


dick
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 1:42 am

Richard Blumenthal.
You were wrong–both in your analysis of Scozzafava and in your assessment of what voters wanted. Apparently, they did not want to be seen as getting their marching orders from Palin and Armey in the guise of a clueless fellow who did not even know the issues of the district.
Reminds me of the old saying: Intelligence might not save you, but stupidity will screw you every time.


dick
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 6:42 am

Richard Blumenthal.
You were wrong–both in your analysis of Scozzafava and in your assessment of what voters wanted. Apparently, they did not want to be seen as getting their marching orders from Palin and Armey in the guise of a clueless fellow who did not even know the issues of the district.
Reminds me of the old saying: Intelligence might not save you, but stupidity will screw you every time.


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