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Does this mean Michael Steele gets his million bucks back?

Dede Scozzafava, who suspended her House campaign earlier this week, in the face of rising discontent from Republican rank and file voters over her candidacy in the conservative NY-23 district, made the following statement this afternoon:

I want to thank you for your support and friendship. Over the past 24 hours, I have had encouraging words sent to my family and me. Many of you have asked me whom you should support on Tuesday.

Since announcing the suspension of my campaign, I have thought long and hard about what is best for the people of this District, and how to answer your questions. This is not a decision that I have made lightly.

You know me, and throughout my career, I have been always been an independent voice for the people I represent. I have stood for our honest principles, and a truthful discussion of the issues, even when it cost me personally and politically. Since beginning my campaign, I have told you that this election is not about me; it’s about the people of this District.

It is in this spirit that I am writing to let you know I am supporting Bill Owens for Congress and urge you to do the same.

So much for being a “lifelong Republican”.

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6 Responses to Does this mean Michael Steele gets his million bucks back?

  • And this is the person the grandees of the local GOP came up with to be their nominee?

    If any of them haven’t resigned as of now over this debacle, what’s taking so long?

    If this is the best the GOP can do, they deserve to have Conservative spoilers run and hand even more seats to the Dems.

    Learn the lesson boys.

    • sharkIf any of them haven’t resigned as of now over this debacle, what’s taking so long?

      Not that he has anything to resign from, but throw Newt into this batch.

      I understand that a party needs to get candidates elected to be relevent, but getting elected by sacrificing core principles is ultimately self-destructive.  I think that many GOP grandees need to learn this lesson.

  • The Republicans Are Lost, Episode 497.

  • Even better: Dede is doing robocalls for Owens.

  • And you thought Arlen had the lock on backstabbing the RINO’s!
    It’s what Cornyn and Sessions and Steele and Newt all get for selling out to her.  GO HOFFMAN!