In shift, GOP leaders embrace Hoffman – POLITICO

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“I think it’s pretty clear that a person who would vote for John Boehner, support tax cuts, support growing our economy, and defeat Nancy Pelosi’s tax and spend agenda will be really welcome in our conference, and I think having a person who can win that district off that message would be really good for the Republican Party,” Sessions said.

10/29/09 11:26 PM EDT

In shift, GOP leaders embrace Hoffman

By ALEX ISENSTADT & JOSH KRAUSHAAR |

The House Republican leadership is prepared to welcome Doug Hoffman into its ranks, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) said Thursday, a sign that the GOP establishment is recalibrating its approach toward the contentious New York special election and the Conservative Party nominee whose candidacy has divided the party.

“He would be very welcome, with open arms,” Sessions told POLITICO in an interview off the House floor.

Sessions’s comments came as polls showed Hoffman surging in the Nov. 3 special election against Republican nominee Dede Scozzafava, a moderate who supports abortion rights and gay marriage, and Democratic attorney Bill Owens. Nearly a dozen rank-and-file Republican members announced their endorsements of Hoffman Thursday.

via In shift, GOP leaders embrace Hoffman – Alex Isenstadt and Josh Kraushaar – POLITICO.com.

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7 Comments


  1. Carterthewriter, 4 years ago

    It is time for the Republicans to strtaighten out the mess left behind by those that sat on the arses while the Dems beat ‘em up in Congress. Maybe a few Arnold epitaths would have shown more courage then what we have experienced the past nine years.

    In my judgement, those in the legislator left Bush hanging out to dry while the Dems crucified him.


  2. Tater Salad, 4 years ago

    I sure hope Newt Gingrich gets it right and joins the movement over the Democratic plant, what’s her name? Sozzafava or something. She supports Acorn and is a Republican only by “name”……She’s a left wing plant.


  3. Rhodi, 4 years ago

    A wise move GOP. Maybe your heads are starting to get on straight after all.


  4. Tater Salad, 4 years ago

    One word for this article: “YES”. Now lets get on with the “movement” and recapture America from these left wing morons who are he– bent on destroying our Free Market System and leading this great country to Marxism.


  5. Robbie Fitzpatrick, 4 years ago

    One would think that after the Presidential election fiasco, The GOP leaders would have noticed that the base of the Republican Party does NOT want to go centrist, but is conservative. In addition, I believe that despite how they may have voted, most Americans live the conservative life; they work hard, believe in their country, don’t what what they earn to go to people who choose “not” to work, and wish the government to stay out of their lives.

    Reach out for those values. They’re good for the Party and good for the country. What a concept!


  6. MaxEntropy, 4 years ago

    Finally, there seems to be growing resentment among GOP voters toward the RINO wing of the party. Donations to the Party have no doubt fallen as a consequence. I have argued that the RNC should stop funding/endorsing/promoting RINO’s. Let them run as Independents or Dem’s. Conservatives have enough trouble w/o having to deal with the McCain’s, Grahamnesty’s, and Snowe’s of the world who are ideological castrati.


  7. Tater Salad, 4 years ago

    MaxEntropy…………..very, very well stated. Seems that Snow is a plant from the Democratic Party and the others “just don’t get it yet!


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