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Fear and Loathing in Upstate New York



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The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack is reporting on the special congressional election in New York, where the Republican candidate is so liberal that the Club for Growth has been running ads against her. At a campaign event, McCormack asked a few pointed questions about her positions and then this happened:

Tonight, Dede Scozzafava, the Republican candidate for the November 3 special election in the 23rd congressional district, spoke to about 100 Republicans at the Lewis County GOP dinner at the Elks Lodge 1605. After a dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, Scozzafava fended off criticism that she wasn’t as conservative as third-party candidate Doug Hoffman and urged her supporters to vote for her in order to keep her Democratic opponent Bill Owens from serving as a rubber stamp for Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama’s agenda in Washington. It was a fairly typical evening–until the speech ended and someone with Scozzafava’s campaign called the police. On me.



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