Tea Party Express leader is backing Conservative Party candidate for Congress in the New York 23rd Congressional District special election. Erick Erickson posts on RedState.com, “Dick Armey, the House Majority Leader after the 1994 Conservative Revolution will go to New York to campaign for Doug Hoffman.”
This hot battle features Democrat Bill Owens, liberal-leaning Republican Dede Scozzafava, and Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman. Conservatives were in an uproar after the Republican party bosses selected Scozzafava to run in the race. Hoffman who wanted the Republican nomination bolted to Conservative Party to run for Congress after fully learning of Scozzafava liberal stands and voting record. Hoffman says he is still a Republican, but is running on the Conservative Party line to provide a Conservative choice in this race.
Former Majority Leader Armery is quoted saying, “In New York’s 23rd Congressional District, two Democrats and a Republican are running for Congress. One of the Democrats just happens to have an “R” next to her name and the Republican is running on the Conservative Party ticket thanks to the way the candidates were chosen.”
Erickson wraps-up writing, “Armey said he does not think the establishment within the Republican Party really understands the mood of the country right now.”