Except when it isn’t. One district over from the epicenter of Tuesday’s contentious special election, in the 24th, functionaries in both the Republican and Conservative parties will embrace pro-choice Republican Richard Hanna, who narrowly lost last year’s race, if he runs again in 2010.
There are a couple of ways to read that. Either Dede Scozzafava’s support for gay marriage is what broke her Conservative support, the 24th is more liberal and thus requires a lighter touch, or party officials are already re-evaluating their RINO-hunting strategy. I doubt it’s the latter, but man can dream.
Also, congratulations to all who passed the New York bar exam — including yours truly!