It's official now, liberal New York Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava has suspended her campaign as the Republican nominee to succeed Rep. John McHugh, R-NY, in the Empire State's 23rd congressional district.
Scozzafava released the following statement earlier this morning:
"Today, I again seek to act for the good of our community," Ms. Scozzafava wrote in a letter to friends and supporters. "It is increasingly clear that pressure is mounting on many of my supporters to shift their support. Consequently, I hereby release those individuals who have endorsed and supported my campaign to transfer their support as they see fit to do so.
...Scozzafava's wthdrawal came hard on the heels of a Sienna Institute poll showing her campaign had imploded in barely a week since her husband called the cops on John McCormack, a reporter for The Weekly Standard, who persisted in asking her questions about her support for abortion on demand and granting of legal rights on the basis of an individual's sexual preference.
Could it also be that people found out more about her links to ACORN, support for "card-check" legislation, and a tax and spend liberal in Republican clothing.
Attention GOP establishment & Newt "Conservative When I Hawk Books" Gingrich: Are you listening? RINO Candidates who support incremental liberalism are not wanted. What is needed is a return to Reagan Conservatism.
This race still isn't over. There's still the liberal Democrat, Bill Owens to beat in the special election on Tuesday.
Go Doug Hoffman!