Political Shock Heard 'Round the Country: Liberal GOP candidate Dede Scozzafava has quit the race for the 23rd congressional district of New York. "The hand-picked choice of the New York state GOP in the key 23rd District special election . . . reportedly will throw her support to Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman," reports Stacy McCain.
Here's some reaction:
Michelle Malkin: "Hey, GOP elites: Can you hear Conservatives NOW?!"
Christian-Science Monitor: "Disaffected conservatives surging across the US."
Gingrich: Hoffman the "only alternative."
Maggie's Notebook: "RNC wastes $900,000 on Scozzafava."
Michael Steele: "Effective immediately, the RNC will endorse and support the conservative candidate in the race, Doug Hoffman. Doug’s campaign will receive the financial backing of the RNC, and get-out-the-vote efforts to defeat Bill Owens on Tuesday," reports the LATimes.