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Hoffman Emerges

The emergence of Doug Hoffman as the only alternative to a pro-tax increase, pro-Pelosi liberal is a victory for Mike Long and the Conservative party, in alliance with the national conservative movement and talk radio.

The challenge for the next three days is to convince every Republican who opposes Pelosi and opposes tax increases that Doug Hoffman is the only vote that can stop the Left on tuesday.

In a district that has double-digit unemployment, tax increases are a threat to further crush the economy.

If taxes are the key issue, the Democrats will suffer a significant defeat.

In all three elections Tuesday the Democrat is going to run ten to twenty points behind Obama’s share a year ago.

That is dramatic decay for a brand in 12 months.

 – Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, is co-author of the new book, To Try Men’s Souls: A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American Freedom.

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