From a press release we just got today:
“When conservative candidates lose in a Republican primary and then run as a third party candidate in the general election, they almost always end up splitting the Republican vote, allowing the Democrat to win and badly hurting the very causes they sought to protect.
“Thus, I have traditionally never supported third party candidates and have instead given my support to the Republican candidate in any general race.
“But in the race for New York’s 23rd Congressional seat, I must make an exception.
“The Republican Party has consistently included within its official platform statements acknowledging society’s (and the party’s) responsibility to defend those who cannot defend themselves, including unborn babies— even if our very own Supreme Court deems them less than human.
“By nominating Dede Scozzafava, the county party chairs within the 23rd District have chosen a candidate who is radically out of the mainstream on issues that constitute the core of the Republican Party’s principles and, just as concerning, someone who does not reflect the values of the 23rd District’s constituents.”
Good for him. A Republican Party that doesn’t stand up for the core values of Republicans isn’t a Republican Party at all. If I wanted to vote for a Democrat, I’d vote for a Democrat, and until zombie Scoop Jackson appears on the horizon, that ain’t happenin’.
In other news, we’ll be announcing our endorsement in the NY-23 race next week on November 4th.
It’s easier for us that way, and we’ll know for sure that we’re backing the winning candidate by then.
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October 29th, 2009 by exurbankevin