Today’s “First Read” political column on MSNBC.com focused only on two issues. Both of them strongly focused on Third Party or Independent candidates. We are the third are very happy to see the national media take a close look at candidates without a “D” or “R” next to their name.
The first half of the column mentions the New Jersey Gubernatorial race noting, “independent Chris Daggett continuing to surge” after reaching 20% in a recent poll.
The back half of the column looked at New York’s special election in the 23rd Congressional District. It talked about Ken Blackwell’s backing of Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman. Blackwell is a fellow on the Family Research Council fellow and a member of the Club for Growth board of directors. The Hoffman portion of the column also mentions Hoffman’s appearance on the Glenn Beck radio show and television show.