Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman is outspending Republican Dede Scozzafava in a conservative district for the Congressional Special election.
John Kraushaar writes on Politico.com, “Dede Scozzafava, the GOP nominee in a key upcoming House special election, is running dangerously low on campaign cash, according to several GOP sources familiar with her spending and fundraising… the GOP sources acknowledged to POLITICO that she’s unable to compete financially with her two opponents.”
The article says Scozzafava supporters blame he low fundraising on Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. The national Committee has not spent any money on the race, but has sent to staffers to help Scozzafava.
Democratic nominee Bill Owens is outspending Scozzafava, but the Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman is also outspending Scozzafava. The article says, “Scozzafava appears to have spent only $26,000 so far on television advertising… Owens has spent $303,000 on television ads, and Hoffman has spent $124,000 on TV advertising alone…”