Friday, October 23, 2009

One month for independent candidates to file for Massachusetts special election…

There is one month for independent candidates to file for Massachusetts special election for U.S. Senator to replace the late Ted Kennedy. “Non-Party” candidates have until November 24th at 5:00pm to file for the election.

If you are running on a party ticket you had to file by October 20th. The partisan primary election day is December 8, 2009, with the general election about one month later on January 19, 2010.

Only Democrats, Republican and Libertarian are considered to be “parties” in the Bay State.


Bloomberg gaining by not moving...

Bloomberg gaining by not moving in a recent poll from Marist College Institute for Public Opinion incumbent independent Mayor Michael Bloomberg widened with Democratic challenger City Comptroller Bill Thompson. Bloomberg now has a 16% lead in the race for New York City Mayor.

Bloomberg’s numbers stayed the same, but Thompson’s numbers dropped from 43%to 36%.

Seven percent of voters said they will be voting for somebody else.


Nearly 20% in Maine leaning for a Third Party/Independent for Governor…

Nearly 20% in Maine leaning for a Third Party/Independent candidate for Governor in their 2010 election.

A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows 18% of the people asked, “Generally speaking next year do you plan to vote for a Democratic, Republican, or third party/independent candidate for Governor?” responded third party/independent.

The undecideds in the poll were at 27% percent. If you add the undecideds to the people that committed to a third party/Independent, that equals 45% and a win for a candidate that could capture the state of Maine in a runaway race.


More confirmation Daggett is on the rise, undecided are breaking for him…

More confirmation Independent New Jersey Gubernatorial candidate Chris Daggett is on the rise. A Survey USA poll shows Chris Daggett jumping to 19% in the race for Governor.

As Daggett rises, the other two candidates are standing pat. This means nearly all of the voters that were undecided are now looking towards the independent. Only one percent of the voters were still undecided.

This is great news for camp Daggett because if the voters that are going for Corzine or Christie move to the undecided column, it is likely just the mid-point in a trip to Daggett’s column and not the Democrat or Republican.


Daily Kos poll puts Hoffman in third…

A Daily Kos poll puts Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in third place for New York's 23rd Congressional District special election. The poll just released Friday morning shows Democrat Bill Owens at 35%, the Republican backed Dede Scozzafava 30%, and Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman at 23%.

The interesting thing is that recent reports say internal polling from both the left and the right show Assemblywoman Scozzafava plummeting into third place. Scozzafava has been psydo-endorsed by the Daily Kos founder.


Sarah Palin backs third party candidate…

A note posted on Sarah Palin’s Facebook page made it very clear who she supports in the special election in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, and it is not the Republican candidate.

Palin writes, “The people of the 23rd Congressional District of New York are ready to shake things up, and Doug Hoffman is coming on strong as Election Day approaches!”

Doug Hoffman is the Conservative Party candidate who is running as the self-described only Conservative candidate in the race. Many conservative republicans are running from the liberal-leaning Republican hand-pick candidate Assembly woman Dede Scozzafava.

Palin also writes, “I am very pleased to announce my support for Doug Hoffman in his fight to be the next Representative from New York's 23rd Congressional district… my political action committee, SarahPAC, (is donating) to his campaign the maximum contribution allowed by law.” She continues, “And best of all, Doug Hoffman has not been anointed by any political machine. Doug Hoffman stands for the principles that all Republicans should share: smaller government, lower taxes, strong national defense, and a commitment to individual liberty.”

The former Alaska Governor ended the note by asking for people to donate money to Hoffman’s campaign.


One website calling for Scozzafava to withdraw from the race, and another, and another, and…

As The Thirds predicted, the Dede Scozzafava campaign calling police on a reporter may have completely imploded her campaign.

Now four conservative voices are calling for liberal-leaning Republican Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava to withdraw from the special election in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. That means Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman is probably going to get even more support and possibly vault him into first place in the race. Leaked internal polls show the Scozzafava has fallen to third place in the race.

So what are they saying?
National Review on-line: “It's not just bad taste, or stupid, or silly for Scozzafava to call the cops, hoping they'll shoo away a reporter who is asking her questions she doesn't want to answer. It is, depending on the discretion of the prosecutor, a potential crime. Cops who respond to false claims of crimes can't be elsewhere, where perhaps real crimes are being committed. The maximum penalty for a class A misdemeanor is one year in jail. Should Dede Scozzafava or her husband go behind bars for this? Probably not, but she ought to have the decency to withdraw from the race for Congress.”

Washington Times: “Police state tactics are inexcusable, and the media in general, along with all who cherish constitutional checks on abuse of the police power, ought to fight such tactics and defend fellow journalists/bloggers from them. Ms. Scozzafava should stand down.”

Washington Examiner: “So Scozzafava’s campaign called the cops on McCormack, then falsely claimed the reporter had screamed at the candidate… Scozzafava - whose claim to be a Republican is undermined by her support of Card Check and her previous endorsement by ACORN’s far left Working Families Party - should withdraw from the special election campaign for New York’s 23rd congressional district.”

Red State: “Her recent behavior indicates a candidate who has lost control of the message, the campaign, and any chance of winning… we strongly believe Dede Scozzafava should withdraw from the race and throw her support to Doug Hoffman. It is objective fact that Scozzafava is in third place in the race.”


Mock Ad: The Scozzafava 911 call

Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman unveiled a new radio ad mocking his competition that called police on a reporter. The campaign of Republican Dede Scozzafava called police when she or one of her staffers felt concerned over a report asking her questions.

The radio commercial starts with a female voice saying, “Yes, I work for Dede Scozzafava. A reporter voting to increase taxes.”

We were just waiting for somebody to mock the Scozzafava campaign for call the police on a reporter. It’s happened now.


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