Tom Davis, a former National Republican Congressional Committee chairman, said he still believes the race is a tossup but also expected Scozzafava supporters to swing toward Owens. “This is not a Sarah Palin district, and they tried to make it that way. In a three-way race, you could have gotten 35 to 40 percent to win the seat, and now they need close to 50 percent,” Davis said. “It’s clear in the Watertown part of the district that Hoffman is not the second choice.” – Winning Dede Scozzafava: How Democrats got her nod
Tom Davis may have to eat that one. Meanwhile…
“Vote your values,” Virginia, this has been brought to you by Sarah Palin, who is now in a little skirmish with Joe Biden. Via Sarah’s Facebook page: “There’s one way to tell Vice President Biden that we’re tired of folks in Washington distorting our message and hampering our nation’s progress: Hoffman, Baby, Hoffman!”
The Hill has the story behind what prompted Sarah’s retort.
Wingnut radio was on steroids today (and that’s before Sean Hannity’s mini-me Mark Levine gets his chance tonight ). Hannity had both Hoffman and Christie on, making sure to stir up trouble in the New Jersey race, as he falsely served up the possibility of Corzine illegalities, without any proof whatsoever, then used ACORN as a warning of what else might happen.
As for Virginia, Bob McDonnell won’t claim Sarah Palin, as she teams up with Ralph Reed, who is on his comeback tour after skulking off the political scene in disgrace. Palin has done a robocall for McDonnell, Via ABC. This is truly hilarious:
Republican Bob McDonnell kept his distance from Sarah Palin on Monday even as the former Alaska governor had begun making automated phone calls to more than 300,000 Virginia households on behalf of a conservative group, urging them to vote their values in Tuesday’s election.
“I don’t know anything about them,” McDonnell told ABC News on Monday when asked about the Palin robocalls which are paid for by the Virginia chapter of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a socially conservative group headed at the national level by Ralph Reed, the former head of the Christian Coalition.…
Democrats are actually going lose to this guy. I’m sure they’ll blame Obama, but this one is on the Virginia Democratic party and Creigh Deeds. Meanwhile, a lot of people will likely vote for Democrats down ticket, but leave Deeds empty as a protest. Who can blame them? It’s better than not voting at all, because there are other names on the ballot deserving.
Republicans are expecting wins in NY-23 and Virginia, while hoping for New Jersey, too. It would be very sweet if Scozzafava’s supporters tipped it towards Owens, though in the end I don’t care, as Owens, as far as I can tell, would be just another Blue Dog Dem. However, with polls showing Hoffman up 5 points and wingnut radio going to bat all day for him, it’s unlikely. To add, Mike Murphy tweets what really happened to NBC’s Chuck Todd:
@chucktodd all that really happened in NY23 was that a voters forced primary and Dede lost. She was the paper creation of 11 county chairs.
Tomorrow will kick off a year-long election cycle for 2010, which is already in full swing on your radio dial. The biggest GOTV rallying cry in American media today, led now by Glenn Beck far more than Rush Limbaugh. See Hoffman in NY-23 if you don’t believe me.