NY-23: 95 Percent of Hoffman Cash From Out of District

By
Monday, November 02, 2009 at 5:14 pm

It’s no secret that national fundraising has buoyed the campaign of Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate in the NY-23 special election. But the full extent is remarkable. We crunched the FEC contribution numbers this afternoon to discover that 95 percent of Hoffman’s donations came from individuals and PACs based outside of the district. (Hoffman himself doesn’t even live in NY-23.) Only $12,360 of the $265,341 he’s raised came from potential constituents. Hoffman collected money from donors in 35 states. Of the total 146 donors, only 22 were actually from within the district he hopes to represent. The campaign’s biggest backer is the Washington-based Club for Growth, accounting for more than one-third of all fundraising ($83,260).

Hoffman’s been criticized in local NY-23 press for his weak grasp of district issues, which Dick Armey, former House GOP speaker who is campaigning for Hoffman, brushed aside as “parochial.” Hoffman has acknowledged this weak point, even saying that if he were elected, he would reach out to moderate Republican Dede Scozzafava (who has since dropped out of the race) for her knowledge and experience,” as a local.

TWI’s politics reporter David Weigel has kept a watchful eye on the race as its unfolded. He’s filing live reports from NY-23, which you can catch here.

Comments

27 Comments

uberVU - social comments
Trackback posted November 2, 2009 @ 5:32 pm

Social comments and analytics for this post…

This post was mentioned on Twitter by rkref: RT @TWI_news NY-23: 95 Percent of Hoffman Cash From Out of District http://bit.ly/4dXYIo...


sallymesh
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 6:31 pm

Better let Hoffman win or he'll contest and we'll have another stalled winner like they did holding up Al Franken!!! God Bless NY and GL!


Rob
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

Why don't you check how much money Nancy Pelosi has filtered to the Northern California Assembly District Races to win races with outside money. Right now John Garamendi does not live in the district he is trying to win in place of Ellen Tauscher. The article should be balanced.


Russell Stevenson
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 8:06 pm

There is a great article on Hoffman's chances posted here: http://yesbuthowever.com/how-owens-can-win-hoff…

This normally republican district just might go the other way.


brendanm
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 10:05 pm

How is that relevant to this election?


brendanm
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 10:08 pm

A lot of attention has been paid to the ideology of Hoffman and what his candidacy represents in terms of the internal purging going on with the GOP, but little has been said about how completely dumb and inarticulate this guy is. Describing Hoffman as having a “weak grasp of district issues” is a major understatement; he makes Sarah Palin look good by comparison.


daveinboca
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 3:33 am

Actually, it would be interesting to make an attempt at journalism, which is evidently forbidden at this fishwrap for leftist boondoggles, and find out how much from Owens' [who is incidentally a Plattsburgh lawyer who is also a "carpetbagger" in the terms employed by the fishwrappers here] contributors comes from out of district, or even out of state.

When Dear Leader sends his resident court jester up to Watertown, you know that it's tight-sphincter time in the Oval Office and Environs. How much cred will happy Joe have if Hoffmann wins after he can't fill a school hall and CNN calls him “Former Vice President Biden?”


robertgilley
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 6:37 am

So the GOP is filling its halls with uninformed bigots who espouse economic and social Darwinism. And what is new?


brendanm
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 12:56 pm

You use a lot of words incorrectly. You are clearly very unintelligent. Please be less stupid in future posts.


brendanm
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

That's not new, but usually they get someone a little slicker to sell their shitty product. Bob McDonnell, for example, seems to have done a good job at hiding his extremist, hateful views.


42skidoo
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 1:33 pm

Voting for a representatiave that doen's live in your district, such a touch of genius. There is no bettere way to be representesd than by an outsider with no bias as to your real needs. Way to go folks, your ultra conservative willingness to sink your own ship is amazing.


jupitor
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 2:53 pm

I heard Hoffman speak yesterday on Utube. My Gosh the man is a empty vessel with fewer idea's an talking points than Palin herself. Palin attemps to cover her inadequate ability to speak in sentence's of the english language. This man simply fails at the English language all together. He strings stuff together, like a child takeing his first lesson in speaking properly. It's a sad day for NY when they elect some one who fails to understand their problems,can't combine his thinking process into verbal sense, and will be controled by the teabaggers an the likes of of the extremist in this country. Yes, I see why they choose him to back now!


Name
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 5:35 pm

Your post would have been a lot more meaningful had you crunched the numbers for Owens, too. Without that, there's no context for understanding Hoffman's 95 percent figure. Too bad, because it'd be really interesting to know how the two opponents stack up on that topic.


Much ado about (almost) nothing « The Wes Gazette
Pingback posted November 3, 2009 @ 7:03 pm

[...] need to be convinced of is that it’s truly representative democracy for a person to receive 95% of his funds from outside the district, consider district-specific issues parochial, and not even reside in the [...]


shrubhater
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 10:58 pm

Most of it came from NAMBLA and its members; this guy will be arrested soon!


The Conservative Grassroots Revival? | ScoopDaily
Pingback posted November 4, 2009 @ 12:16 am

[...] Today’s likely election of Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party (and Republican Party-endorsed) candidate for New York’s 23rd Congressional District, is getting a lot of attention as a make-or-break revolution starting-point for the far right–much as the tea parties of August were billed as a revolutionary starting point.  But the hype accorded each makes sense–for each event has been funded and messaged by the same national interest-groups.  From yesterday’s Washington Independent: [...]


vessel sinks
Comment posted November 13, 2009 @ 4:00 am

Hoffman’s been criticized for the fund raise for the election is coming from out of district which is not good sign.


vessel sinks
Comment posted November 13, 2009 @ 9:00 am

Hoffman’s been criticized for the fund raise for the election is coming from out of district which is not good sign.


tuscany villa
Comment posted April 21, 2010 @ 10:42 am

The campaign’s biggest backer is the Washington-based Club for Growth, accounting for more than one-third of all fundraising which is quite good thinking.


dog fence
Comment posted May 5, 2010 @ 10:15 am

The campaign’s biggest backer is the Washington-based Club for Growth, accounting for more than one-third of all fundraising which is quite good thing to share.


nile cruises
Comment posted May 20, 2010 @ 9:54 am

The campaign’s biggest backer is the Washington-based Club for Growth, accounting for more than one-third of all fundraising which is quite big amount while “ knowledge and experience are best”


weight loss pills
Comment posted June 9, 2010 @ 10:46 am

The campaign’s biggest backer is the Washington-based Club for Growth, accounting for more than one-third of all fundraising is best to grow with it.


Morning Feature: May I have some Reality with that Tea, please? | BPI Campus
Pingback posted June 20, 2010 @ 10:55 am

[...] Doug Hoffman, the candidate chosen by the teabaggers lost 49% to 45% after an enormous influx of money and star power turning the district Democratic for the first time in over 100 [...]


earth4energy
Comment posted August 3, 2010 @ 9:48 am

Hoffman has acknowledged this weak point,even saying that if he were elected, he would reach out to moderate Republican Dede Scozzafava which is quite good thing to share out in the blog.


Team building
Comment posted August 17, 2010 @ 6:32 am

GOP speaker who is campaigning for Hoffman, brushed aside as “parochial.” Hoffman has acknowledged this weak point,even saying that if he were elected to do so in the blog.


oral piss
Comment posted November 2, 2010 @ 4:32 pm

Hi i’m so happy I located your blog, I absolutely located you by mistake, although I was searching Yahoo for something else, At Any Fee I’m right here now and would just prefer to say thank you for a fantastic blog posting along with a all spherical intriguing weblog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to study all of it in the correct now but I have bookmarked it and nice details, this seriously useful for me. There’s absolutely nothing to argue about.


RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.