Fingers to the Wind: Off-Year Elections in NY, NJ, VA

Monday, November 02, 2009

Tomorrow will bring three off-year elections that have garnered national attention: New Jersey and Virginia will elect governors, and a special election – which grew more special over the weekend as the Republican candidate suspended her campaign and endorsed her Democratic opponent – is scheduled for New York's 23rd Congressional District. For more on the New York race we turn to Brian Mann, reporter for North Country Public Radio. WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly has been covering the New Jersey governor's race. And Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney is watching the Virginia governor's race.

Guests:

Bob Hennelly, Brian Mann and Robert McCartney

Contributors:

MJ Davis and Noel King

Comments [1]

Charles

So here we have The Takeaway, parrotting the mainstream media's pronouncement that Dede Scozzafava is a "moderate." The fact is, whatever a very few local GOP party bosses in the New York 23rd might have wanted, Dede Scozzafava is not a "moderate"; she's to the political left of some of the Democrats' own leftists, insofar as she has supported the infamous card-check bill now pending in Congress.

Forget gay marriage or gay rights -- we know that those aren't end-all issues for Republicans (i.e., the Cheney family). It's really hard to find an issue, any issue, in which Dede Scozzafava sided with national Republicans.

Here's James Taranto, in the Wall Street Journal:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703932904574511554192530982.html

Nov. 02 2009 07:46 PM

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