Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

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Saturday, October 31, 2009
"Right Wins a Battle": Up in NY's far-north 23rd Congressional District, left vacant by long-time pro-life Republican James McHugh's agreement to become Secretary of the Army, and where local Republicans chose left-0f-Obama state Senator Dede Scozzafava as the GOP candidate to fill the seat in a special election next week, some dramatic news: it appears that Scozzafava has now dropped out, leaving the way clear for regular Republican voters to support Doug Hoffman, who was already mounting a strong campaign on the Conservative Party line.