NY-23: Hoffman Drops Out, Name Will Stay on the Ballot

Disappointing news:

Doug Hoffman has dropped out of the race to represent New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Hoffman’s name will still appear on the ballot on the Conservative line; however, Hoffman said Tuesday morning that he wants his supporters to vote for Republican Matt Doheny.

“Our nation is at a crossroads, and it is imperative that on Election Day we wrest control of Congress from Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat majority,” Hoffman said in a prepared statement.

Of course, Doug Hoffman could still end up having a serious impact on the race, whether he campaigns or not. Recall that John Powers, whose name appeared on the NY-26 ballot as the Working Families Party nominee, still collected 5% of the vote despite his wholehearted endorsement of Democratic nominee Alice Kryzan and his subsequent efforts to remove his name from the ballot.

Still, it’s very sad to see the cat actually escape from the dryer…

28 thoughts on “NY-23: Hoffman Drops Out, Name Will Stay on the Ballot”

  1. He fits the district well.  Doheny may be a strong opponent, but he has baggage, including that time he rode his boat while drunk and got cited for that.

  2. Bit premature IMO to move it all the way from Favored in one go but I will await polling with great interest.

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