Monday, June 8, 2009


That means we are gaining traction in our efforts

The folks at the Swing State Project just CRUSHED the nail on its head with a sludge-hammer when they said, "both the National Journal and PolitickerNY have both tried to get Scozzafava to verify if she's considering a party switch, and both outlets received nothing but radio silence from her camp. If she wasn't considering such a move, why wouldn't she swat down the rumors immediately?"

As if the pressure wasn't building enough we have to refer to yet the third National Journal piece in less than a week (and linked above) that states, "Scozzafava's vote for the gay marriage bill has angered some conservatives who were already dubious of her record, including NY Conservative chair Mike Long, who told us the vote is a "non-starter" for his party's endorsement. That would be a blow to any GOPer, as the Conservative line brought John McHugh (R) over 9K votes in '08. (And as we saw in neighboring NY-20, every vote counts)."

And from some of the comments in our last post we just learned that all of DeDe's money from 2000-present has come from liberal PAC's, including thousands from pro-gay and pro-choice groups, and tons of unions (thanks to her husband Ron McDougall who is the president of the local Central Labor Council). DeDe has a limited fundraising base from individual contributors who raised her around $65,000 over the last 9 years.

After our poll results are finished we are considering undertaking a telemarketing campaign to really pressure DeDe to come to our side (where her natural fundraising base is, not to mention the folks who agree with her on politically) before Rep. McHugh's Senate confirmation hearings. Check back often.


Anonymous said...

DDasaD...don't be so might creep her out...there is no doubt she's considering it...NO DOUBT...You can lead a RINO to water, but you can not make the RINO drink. You are correct about campaign are correct about her ties to labor and left of center are correct about the conservatives' position regarding are correct about the Dem platform and her alignment with much (but not all) of are correct that making the switch will be a slam dunk (in the end)...shhhh...patience, grasshopper...p-a-t-i-e-n-c-e.

Anonymous said...

That last comment is pretty funny. You can lead a RINO to water, but you can not make the RINO drink.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you might have heard this by now but the NY Independence Party is going to endorse the Democrat Aubertine in the race if he gets into the thick of it. So I guess if DeDe were a Republican nominee she would not get it, but if she were a Democrat she would be a likely candidate to get their support. Then it goes on to talk about how important that swing bloc was in the Albany race.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't she just deny that she isn't running as a Democrat and get it behind her? Unless she is really thinking about it. The radio silence is deafening.