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Dede Scozzafava

New York Election Results: Updates On NY-23 Race

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SEE THE AUGUST 24TH ELECTION RESULTS LIVE BLOG HERE UPDATE: Democrat Bill Owens has been declared the winner in the race for the 23rd District. ...

Schodorf's Support of Choice an Example to Follow for GOP Women

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

In the past two decades, I've often found myself asking, "Where are all the pro-choice Republican women?"

June 8 Victories for Female Candidates: What Will They Do for Women?

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

This sudden deluge of victories has forced the country to stand up and take notice of women's political power. That said, I want to ask these candidates one question: If elected, what will you do to advance women's rights?

Brunner and Hanabusa: Great Female Candidates Ignored and Rejected

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Strange winds are blowing from Washington to Ohio to Hawaii. Why do national committees continue to tilt the playing field in favor of male candidates, without clear justification?

Putting your money where your mouth is: Supporting women across the aisle

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Will 2010 go down in history as the "Anti-Year of the Woman?" Given the track record for women candidates already this year, I would say it's a disti...

GOP Adopts Platform Test Over Purity Test For Republican Candidates

AP | HERBERT A. SAMPLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HONOLULU — The Republican National Committee, pressed to find a way to more clearly distinguish itself from Democrats, on Friday adopted a rule ...

Post-Election Punditry: It's Perfectly Obvious

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Click. " -- and we're back. Time now to ask our Pack o' Pundits for the big takeaways from Tuesday's election results. What did you guys see in all...

Dud, Baby, Dud: The Lesson of Doug Hoffman

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kelly

Doug Hoffman lost his election last night in NY-23. He was supported by a plurality of talk radio entertainers, and a majority of former half-term governors of Alaska -- just not voters who actually live there.

Boehner Regrets Scozzafava Support In NY Race

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House Republican leader says he regrets that he and other members of his party spent time and money supporting the GOP nominee ...

Biased Media, Dirty Tricks and Special Interests Drove Out Republican

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Dede Scozzafava was driven out of the New York race by Doug Hoffman's out-of-state money and dirty tricks. This might explain why she declined to endorse Hoffman in her resignation.

Sarah Palin Friends Doug Hoffman

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kelly

Listen, I'm in no position to say the people of upstate New York shouldn't vote for Palin's candidate. What do I know? And Doug Hoffman can do what he wants, including go into business with unspeakably sleazy characters.

Jason Linkins

Parker Griffith's Party Switch: He Won't Be Missed, He Won't Be Welcomed [UPDATED]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Parker Griffith can't win. Earlier today, it was reported that the freshman Representative from Alabama's 5th Congressional District has decided to...

GOP Scozzafava Support Sparks Party Rift, Revolt On The Right

POLITICO | Alex Isenstadt and Josh Kraushaar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The nominee in a looming House special election is at the heart of an angry dispute between conservatives and Republican House leadership, a rift so s...

Scozzafava Maddow Interview: Purging Party Of Independent Thinkers Leads To Minority Status

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow interviewed Dede Scozzafava, the GOP congressional candidate (New York-23) who was ousted from the race by conservat...

Frank Rich: White House Doesn't Seem To Understand Public's Wall Street Rage

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration does not seem to understand that this rage, left unaddressed, could consume it. It has pushed aside the entreaties of many --...

New York's 23rd District Race: Democrats, Beware -- Your Children May be Next

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lanny Davis

I am suggesting that what we saw done to Dede Scozzafava is part of a familiar pattern of higher and higher standards of purity demanded by the extreme wing of the base of both parties

Sam Stein

White House Pushing To Get Dede Scozzafava's Endorsement For Dem (UPDATED)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED 3:00PM*** Scozzafava has endorsed Democratic candidate Bill Owens over conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman. --- Moderate Repub...

Present at the Cremation: The Long, Slow Death of the GOP?

Rob Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Diamond

We are witnessing today an unmistakable emergence of deep fissures within the Republican Party. It begs the question, are we watching the beginning of the end -- the long, slow death of the GOP?

Tea-Party Activists Complicate Republican Comeback Strategy

Wall Street Journal | By NAFTALI BENDAVID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The rise of conservative "tea party" activists around the country has created a dilemma for Republicans. They are breathing life into the party's ques...

The Change We Deserve

Edwin D. Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edwin D. Hill

It didn't take long for the anti-worker far right to try to spin the results of the 2009 elections as a mandate for their pro-corporate agenda.

Don't Believe Everything the Oracle Tells You

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Instant analysis of election results from a handful of races in an off year election is not very significant one way or the other. We'd be wise not to buy into the tub-thumping or doomsaying of pundits posing as priestesses

New York Voters Send Right Wing Packing in 23rd Congressional District

M. Tracey Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
M. Tracey Brooks

The GOP failed to back its own candidate and allowed outside influences such as the Conservative Party and the Club for Growth to hijack the election. This is not good for the GOP or for women.

Palin's Boob a Fake: Hoffman Loses

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

The only thing Sarah Palin can really take credit for is New York's House District 23 electing a Democrat for the first time since before The Civil War.

Centrism and Swing Voters

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

In some ways, in some elections, at some times, centrism and swing voters are closely connected. But the connection is growing more and more tenuous.

Dierdre Scozzafava (R) Drops Out Of NY House Race

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Fighting plunging support, Republican Dierdre Scozzafava abruptly suspended her campaign Saturday in a special election for a U.S...