A day after dropping out, Assemblymember Scozzafava endorsed her Democratic opponent, over the insurgent Conservative Party challenger who alternately tarred her as a socialist and a sell-out. Probably not hard to see how that decision came about.
The NRCC is sticking by Hoffman. But they’re basing their support on a flat-out distortion:
There are only two candidates that remain in this race and voters are interested in two things. The candidate best positioned and suited to protect Fort Drum and continue the legacy of John McHugh is Doug Hoffman as the Republican leadership pledged to secure support for him on the House Armed Services Committee earlier today. Secondly, only Doug Hoffman is willing to stand up to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and put the brakes on her agenda of massive government takeovers and less jobs.
Hoffman, of course, made headlines by pleding to refuse all pork — even that targeted at protecting and funding Fort Drum.