Wednesday, September 30, 2009
INTERN CLAIMS SCOZZAFAVA PLEDGED TO BOLT FROM THE GOP
HOT BREAKING NEWS:
DID DEDE PRIVATELY PLEDGE TO REPRESENTATIVE MURPHY HER INTENTION TO SWITCH PARTIES AND CAUCUS WITH THE DEMOCRATS?
Aaron Blake at the Hill reported that Dede Scozzafava recently made an impromptu encounter at Democratic Representative Scott Murphy's Congressional Office. And according to a congressional intern in Murphy's office, Dede did end up getting ahold of Murphy after trying to catch him at the office. According to the source, Dede was fed up with the Republican Party and the conservative right wingers. The intern overheard a conversation between Rep. Murphy and a key legislative aide which revealed Scozzafava's intent to switch parties.
The conversation, according to the source, was described by Murphy to be as a very aggressive appeal by Scozzafava to bolt from the GOP and switch parties if she wins. The source continued stating, "I am 100 percent positive that Dede asked Murphy to relay a message to the DCCC: soften up key support and financial backing for Bill Owens in exchange for a promise to caucus with the Democrats if she wins the election." No one answered Murphy's congressional office phone line when Draft Dede called to confirm the rumor this evening.
In the last several weeks Scozzafava has attended key campaign stops with national Democrats and has toyed with the idea of vying for the Working Families Party line as she has in the past in an attempt to cross-over into key Democrat constituencies.