October 31st, 2009
11:59 AM ET
13 years ago

House GOP Chairman to endorse Hoffman

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WASHINGTON (CNN) - In a sign that the national Republican leadership is lining up behind Doug Hoffman, House GOP campaign Chairman Pete Sessions will endorse the Conservative Party candidate in the New York special congressional election, a senior Republican source tells CNN.

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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Mamanomia

    Conservative Republican/NYS- That's an oxymoron! We are smarter than that!

    October 31, 2009 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  2. vic nashville , Tn

    To GOP

    I am former republican I request GOP don’t endorse conservative candidate

    It will back fire GOP

    GOP losing minorities and middle class now they will lose independents

    October 31, 2009 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  3. Four and The Door

    Liberal politics play much better when there's plenty of money for everyone to throw around. That's not where we are in America right now. The country can't afford to prop up companies that should be extict, people that don't contribute to society or programs that only make politicians more popular.

    October 31, 2009 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  4. What????

    That's about right. They rush to line up behind some one that doesn't live in the district, has no idea of the issues that impact the district and no desire to learn about them. Nothing to see here,ignorance as usual.

    October 31, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  5. Liberal4Obama

    Why do republicans always look to get rid of women in powerful positions, first they threaten Olympia Snowe for voting in favor of healthcare reform, now they support a third party candidate instead of their own candidate.

    The GOP wants America to TRUST them but they are definitely not an inclusive party.

    October 31, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  6. Peter

    What does this say about the republican party...?

    October 31, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  7. Stuart from Alaska

    I guess Sarah Palin was right after all. Newt! Deal with it. Americans are tired of Politics as usual from BOTH sdides of the political spectrum. Makes my day too!

    October 31, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  8. annie against biased news

    It is about time someone pays attention to the conservatives – you can sure tell the repubbie sell outs uh newtie? Can't wait till 2010 to start cleaning up dc (den of corruption) and 2012 will be hard put to find a liberal far-left loonie anywhere except maybe under a rock where slimey nasty things crawl on their bellies.. Demmies want to play hard ball ? Then they haven't seen anything yet like the REAL AMERICAN CITIZENS when they stand up to keep their country from being destroyed by the like of the communist chicago mafia.

    October 31, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  9. GOPer

    Looks like he is going back on his original word. What a typical politician.

    October 31, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  10. Fitz in Texas

    Endorse him all you want.....Mr. Huffman has this election in the bag.

    October 31, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  11. Barbara

    I live in District 23 and met Mr. Hoffman. My vote is with Bill Owens!

    October 31, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  12. GI Joe

    Who cares what those yankees do?

    October 31, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  13. allen

    Go Doug Go! As a life long Republican, the party is doing the right thing.

    October 31, 2009 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  14. FRANK, Las Vegas

    It's no surprise that Sessions endorsed Hoffman but we also found out who runs the GOP now. No more center right, just extreme right. Palin, Rush and the rest of the Cluster Fox News group. The GOP continues to move right, right and more right (then they wonder why their party is only 20% of the nation). Now with this move that number is probably 15%. Any republican who is center right is not welcome in the new GOP. Everyone welcome the new GOP representing 15% of America.

    October 31, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  15. gg

    Hoffman only represents the big corporations and that's precisely type of those so call "blue dog".

    October 31, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  16. Navy Vet

    The Republican party is becoming more and more exclusive, more intolerant towards different views, less acceptable of others not exactly like them and farther away from main street America.

    Their thinking and behavior is becoming closer to that of the hysteria and fear rampent among the religous extremists during the 1700 1800 witch hunt period.

    If you don't think exactly like them, they point their fingers at you and call you immoral, unpatriotic, among other negative and innacurate labels. Even among their own, they'll call them not "Real" republicans.

    Often they like to lump everyone other than them into the Reagan generated Welfare Queen label, calling those people lazy, on welfare, and expecting a handout. With the thinking that they obviously must be lazy and unamerican if they think differently than the narrow views idiolized by the fringe which has taken over the party.

    Innaceptance, intolerance and exclusivity is going to kill the Republican party if they choose to continue the path they are on now.

    October 31, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  17. JIlli

    Hmm...endorsing a guy that doesn't live in the district and isn't familiar with the issues – heck, he even wanted to prescreen questions. The gops principles are sorely out of whack. I guess desperation does that to you.

    October 31, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  18. Connie, Indiana

    Don't know, but this guy looks like a deer caught in the head lites. I sure hope the people of New York think you will represent them best, and not get stuck on issues that will not feed you..Oh,I may live in Indiana, but was born and raised in Upstate New York.

    October 31, 2009 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |