The teabaggers now own the Republican Party. The GOP candidate for Congress in New York’s 23rd CD, Dede Scozzafava, has suspended her campaign. Scozzofava was under assault from the hard-core wing of the GOP because she was pro-choice and supported lgbt equality. The local paper has the story and an excerpt from Scozzofava’s letter to her supporters announcing the decision.
The hard-core right wingers have rallied around the Conservative Party candidate, Doug Hoffman. A poll released today showed Scozzofava had dropped to a distant third place:
Today’s hotly anticipated Siena poll confirms the race for the seat vacated by former Rep. John McHugh in NY-23 has become a too-close-to-call fight between Democratic nominee Bill Owens and Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman, who are tied at 36-35.
The Republicans’ pick, Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, who started out as the frontrunner, is now at 20 percent. Nine percent of voters remain undecided.
There is no room for different ideas in the modern day GOP. The teabaggers rule their world.