Could a visit to a Congressman help the Conservative Party? A short article on TheHill.com written by Aaron Blake simply mentions one Congressional candidate stopped by Capitol Hill and made an impromtu visit to a Congressman.
Republican backed Dede Scozzafava tried to visit Democrat Rep. Scott Murphy, Murphy was not in his office so they did not see each other. This seems like not very noteworthy, but it could be.
Conservatives in New York’s 23rd Congressional District could see Scozzafava’s visit to Democrat be just another sign that she is a Republican in name only. Scozzafava has been rated as liberal from her votes in Albany, and also has more liberal stands on a number of issues.
Doug Hoffman, who battled Scozzafava for the Republican nod is now the Conservative Party candidate, and according to a poll from the conservative Club For Growth, Hoffman is in a statical three-way tie for the seat. Could this visit swing more conservative votes from Republican Party to Conservative Party?
The election is slated for November 3rd, but there could be a court challenge to move the date. The election is due to Representative John McHugh is becoming President Obama’s secretary of the Army.