Dierdre (Dede) Scozzafava suspended her campaign for New York's 23rd Congressional District admitting that she was the wrong candidate for the GOP. Scozzafava fell behind both the Democrat and Conservative Party candidate in the newest poll. The election is Tuesday and is a preview of how conservatives may do in 2010.
The NRCC (NatioRepublican Congressional Committee) had hand picked the pro-abortion, pro-gay agenda liberal Republican Scozzafava. She was the favorite of would be power broker and Minority Leader John Boenher.
Government Is Not God - PAC refused to back the anti-family Scozzafava as did virtually all other social conservative groups. GING-PAC endorsed and supported Doug Hoffman of the Conservative Party. Without social conservative help Scozzafava sank in the polls even after former Speaker Newt Gingrich sold out his principles and endorsed her.
The new Siena College poll shows Democrat Owens at 36 percent of the vote, Conservative Hoffman at 35 percent and "Republican "Scozzafava at just 20 percent, with nine percent undecided.
NRCC spokesman Ken Spain said Scozzafava will release her supporters to Hoffman. That endorsement will put NRCC phone banks, voter e-mails and ground operations behind Hoffman.
GING-PAC chairman William J. Murray said, "This is a huge victory for social conservatives who have drawn a line in the sand for Minority Leader John Boenher, making it clear to him that they will not support Republican 'moderates' who advocate special rights for homosexuals and government funding for abortion."