November 2nd, 2009
12:42 PM ET
5 years ago

RNC says 'vote conservative' in NY-23

(CNN) - The Republican National Committee is pouring some last-minute money into the highly-anticipated special election in New York's 23rd congressional district with a new radio ad, as the party throws its support to Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman.

The RNC released a new radio ad on Monday encouraging Republicans to support conservative candidates on Election Day. Without naming Hoffman, the narrator says that voters "need conservative leaders who stand up for our values."

"Whose side are you on? The Pelosi-Paterson tax-and-spend train wreck?" the narrator asks in the ad, echoing a Hoffman campaign theme. "Or do you believe in Republican conservative values, like thrift, personal responsibility, and family? Let's tell the liberals, enough is enough."

The RNC had previously backed Republican nominee Dede Scozzafava, who dropped out of the race over the weekend and officially backed the Democratic nominee, Bill Owens.

The ad will air for two days in North Country media markets. The RNC would not reveal the size of the buy.


Filed under: Doug Hoffman • NY-23 • RNC
soundoff (74 Responses)
  1. Lisa P

    Because the RNC has always cared so much about the NY 23rd... not! They've been in economic trouble for years, but all the national party leadership cared about was that they were a "safe" district. Now all they care about is scoring some political points against the national Democratic Party. And if Hoffman does win? Expect a round of crowing and hot air on the weekend talk shows, and more neglect of the 23rd and its people.

    November 2, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  2. Mike in MN

    The country is running away from the Democrats who are being run the the extreme left of their party. The progressive liberals of the Democrats have no room for their own more conservative Blue Dogs. The nation which was already center right is becoming more conserative by the day. The far left policies of Obama and Pelosi and the progressive liberal Democrats are being rejected by voters and pushing them to the right. Conservatives will dominate in 2010 and 2012. If the Republicans support conservative values in 2010 and 2012 they will win.

    November 2, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  3. chelle

    Are Republicans really saying that ONLY they value family??? How can anyone vote for these morons? Whether you are right-wing or left, you must recognize that the people of both parties love their families. This sort of "we're better people" rhetoric is ridiculous and serves no purpose. I cannot believe that the GOP has become a party of only social conservatives – anyone else need not apply! Theodore Roosevelt would be appalled!!

    November 2, 2009 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  4. cm

    Money dose not always buy everything, my principles and the way I vote are examples. I will be glad when this election is over than you clowns can shut up but to gloat when in reality you have not proven anything long term.

    November 2, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  5. J

    COMMON SENSE?? REALLY??
    Was it common sense that started unnecessary wars?
    Was it common sense that wire tapped Americans?
    Was it common sense that deregulated the financial industry to the point that they pretty much collapsed the world market?

    Here is a little COMMON SENSE for you... SHUT YOU MOUTH!

    Let our President try. Democrats have been cleaning up Republican messes for DECADES. Democrats have done tons of great things for this country where the modern Republican party has done nothing of benefit in the 20 years. How is that for common sense?

    November 2, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  6. Scott, Mizzou

    Down with the rest of the Republican Party!!! Family values???? They really do count on the stupid people to vote for them.

    November 2, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  7. machtim akannah

    The RNC lacks an agenda. At first they supported Dede. Now they support Hoffman. They should have supported "conservatism" from the beginning. Dede did not qualify. But then she was selected behind closed doors. Should have been an open primary. Yes indeed, criticize Obama's transparency and then do exactly the same thing. A pox on both your houses.

    November 2, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  8. Steph

    The RNC must have forgotten who is in charge of their party was when they back the moderate. Rush put his foot down and now the rest of his underlings fell in line.

    November 2, 2009 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  9. Bill (no tacky name here)

    Vote conservative, why? A party of family values? Give me a break.

    Here's a voice to the conservatives in congress, prove it or get out. I would love to vote for a conservative, but I haven't seen one in such a long time. I'm not so stupid to vote for a person just because of their party label. Doesn't that incline that the candidate is just sheep that will follow the herd?

    Enough of the hateful politics.

    November 2, 2009 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  10. Eric in Cali

    Conservative values are still what resonate with the logical and ethical in this country:
    1. We don't condone murder of babies in the womb.
    2. We believe in marriage between a man and a woman...as it has been throughout history.
    3. We don't think that making concessions with truly evil dictators makes us, or the world, safer.

    Call us names. Try to label us as backwards and religious fanatics. But we make sense. And there are still more of us than the others.

    November 2, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  11. chubby

    Nobama is going to get a wake up call and so are all the liberals in this country. The election this month is only the tip of change that is coming in 2010 and 2012. Americans have finally awakened from the trance brought on by nobama and his rhetoric but we are awake and that does not bode well for the liberals. The so called Republican in the NY 23rd was another rino like spectre and she has endorsed the liberal democrat. She was not a moderate she was a flaming liberal.

    November 2, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  12. Karen in Arizonia

    I'm so sick and tired of the GOP! They are such a MESS of a party! They have no leadership, no agenda, no ideas, they are only out to win anyway they can even if that means eating their OWN!

    November 2, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  13. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    What a bunch of out of touch losers!!!!!

    November 2, 2009 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  14. Voice of Reason

    The republicans are a bunch of fakes. They don't care about their party, all they care about is getting the most far right conservatives as possible. They will not hesitate to stab their own in the back, as they did in New York. This is a good reason never to vote for any republican. I know I am never going to vote for one again, given the fact that they will turn their backs on anyone who is not a conservative crazy.

    November 2, 2009 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  15. T'SAH from Virginia

    I am so sick of the REPUBLI-CAN'Ts believing they are the ONLY ONES with family values and personal responsibility!! Who in the HECK died and left them the KING OF VALUES!!!

    In reality, they are sounding DESPERATE like McCain did the last few days he ran his campaign!!! Maybe it's a GOOD THING!!

    I hope NEW YORKERS have more sense and can see through their transparency. Maybe it's good the PARTY OF NO is stressing VOTE far right and forgets about the middle and the other side!!!

    MOVE TO THE SOUTH WHERE YOU BELONG SO ALL OF YOUR VOTES WILL BE FOR YOUR PARTY!!! You will get NO WHERE!!

    November 2, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  16. Jackie

    You guys actually think that one party is worse then the other?
    If so,, you really are just as stupid as the other party has called you.
    BOTH PARTIES SUCK. Go INDEPENDENT.

    November 2, 2009 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  17. anthony

    The first thing the GOP needs to do is SHUT SARAH PALIN UP! Everything she says, everything she does is suspect at this point and real conservatives should really open their eyes to this. She is NOT a traditional conservative, she is a squawk box. She is just another neo-con riding the coat tails of the flawed and nearly fatal policies of the Bush admin. Truly, were I McConnel in Va or Hoffman in NY 23, I would be distancing myself from her much the same way Obama distanced himself from Louis Farakhans endorsement. Until the GOP can distance themselves from some of these people like Gingrinch (misspelled on purpose), Pallin and Dick Armey, the whole of America will continue to see the GOP as a joke.

    November 2, 2009 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  18. Mike in MN

    Conservatives will rule in 2010 and 2012. Many no longer consider themselves Republicans, they like myself, identify as conservative independents. If the Republicans want to run the conservative tidal wave in 2010 and 2012 they need only run conservative candidates. If they run RINOs conservatives will turn to independent or third party conservative candidates. Conservatives see no difference between a RINO and a Democrat, might as well have the Democrat win, doesn't really matter. Democrats should like that. If Republicans insist on running RINO's, Democrats may hold power. Unless that is there are independent and third party conservative candidates that give voters a real choice between liberals and conservatives and voters pick conservatives no matter what their political party identy is.

    November 2, 2009 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  19. the_centrist

    Vote Republican / Conservative. The job you save may be your own.....

    November 2, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  20. odumber, 1 and a half year old maturity level...

    RNC says 'Ignore the facts, as always, trust us.'

    Let's be honest here, if politics is to now soley be about one party losing to the other beacuse of declining approval ratings in lieu of actual good policies, or belief in one's candidate...

    That's what's amazing about the Republican response to Democrats actually having a candidate worth-while, who many believed in. You called it Kool Aide, whilst your candidate only served to oppose Obama. No ideas, no direction, just opposition...

    Sounds like a typical fifth-grader response to the popular kid to me...

    November 2, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  21. Marie Laveaux

    If the concept of Republican conservative values statement wasn't so funny it would be sad. Once again, these self-righteous hypocrites say one thing and do exactly the opposite. I am so tired of hearing this crap from some of the most selfish and hateful people I have ever met, particularly some of my co-workers who call themselves conservative Christian Republicans.

    November 2, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  22. odumber, 1 and a half year old maturity level...

    Anyone championing "Common Sense" as a completely conservative stance is obviously too far gone to be taken seriously... The thinkers of the world like to weigh their options as opposed to the lemming option...

    November 2, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  23. Bob of Lompoc

    Read your Political History books and watch the Republicans fall to their end. The Right Wing of the Republican Party controlled both Houses of Congress in the 71st Congress, 1929-1931. FDR took office in March (in those days) 1932. By the 75th Congress, 1937-1939 the forever Republican Party complaining, whining and general attempts to scuttle FDR's attempts to save the the Capitalist System (which he did!) so disgusted the American voters that the Republican Party was left with 89 members in the U. S. House and 17 members in the U. S. Senate. We may very well witness the same this time around, but this time there are replacements for the Republicans – there were none in 1931. We may be witnessing the death of an American political party. So it goes.

    November 2, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  24. tarheel

    If the American people don't wake up and come to their senses, then the Democratic Party is going to destroy this country. Take a look at some of the third world countries and that is our future with the economic policies currently coming out of Washington. Just common sense will tell you that we can't continue to spend like we are currently doing. Never has so much wealth been wasted as it has in the last 8 or 9 months. If the Health Care Entitlement Program and cap and trade power tax is allowed to go into effect, then this country is facing possible bankruptcy. Can you imagine what it will be like in four years? Hopefully we can slow it down or even reverse the situation by electing more Republicans to congress next year.

    November 2, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  25. Hammerer

    Who cares what the RNC thinks or the DNC for that matter. Voters are fed up with political parties. What we want is representation for the people.Not party ideology.

    November 2, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
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