November 4th, 2009
12:19 AM ET
13 years ago

CNN projects Owens wins in NY-23

CNN projects that Democrat Bill Owens has won the battle for New York's 23rd congressional district, defeating Conservative Party candidate Bill Hoffman.

Filed under: New York
soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. Say Yes


    November 4, 2009 01:02 am at 1:02 am |
  2. Jerry Link

    This says more than any race all night and it will be ignored. What a shame.

    November 4, 2009 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  3. I am the flacid and powerless wizard of Rush with yellow teeth

    Congratulations Glenn Beck and all the teabaggers for scaring the heck out of the voters in NY 23rd.
    120 years since a Democrat won – wow, Glenn – maybe you should start a 9-13 movement.

    November 4, 2009 01:19 am at 1:19 am |
  4. queeny

    Hoffman's loss is a referendum on his tard mentor Glenn Beck. Good riddens!

    November 4, 2009 01:19 am at 1:19 am |
  5. Celebrating in NY-24

    When Sarah Palin decided that she knew better than local New Yorkers what their best interests were, you said "No thanks" to their handpicked centerless ideologue. Color me impressed, NY-23!

    November 4, 2009 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
  6. TRUTH

    let obama do fine like he did here

    November 4, 2009 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  7. oliver

    boy the republicans are going to have a heart attack. No democrat has won for 120 years in this part of the country. Thanks Sarah hahahaha.

    November 4, 2009 01:44 am at 1:44 am |

    Forget Virginia or New Jersey,... this is the shocker,... elected a Democrat, for the first time in 100 years, despite all the dirty tricks from the wing nuts, and the anointment from Palin, Beck and Limbo man. The good folks of Upper New York, want nothing to do with the right wing extremist wackos. Put a spin on that Fox.

    November 4, 2009 01:46 am at 1:46 am |
  9. Suzanne Liss

    This should take some wind out the sails of the conservative party and Glen Beck who was Hoffman's " mentor" and who Hoffman swore allegiance to uphold the seven principles of the conservative party on T.V.

    Perhaps this will teach a lesson to all the big names who rushed to fall in line behind Sarah Palin and her endorsement of Hoffman. In this Republican stronghold she seems to be the kiss of death!

    Certainly the Republican candidates from Virginia and New Jersey did not want her help or endorsement and they won!

    November 4, 2009 01:59 am at 1:59 am |
  10. Susan

    It's good to know some of the voters were paying attention!! I was disappointed the Conservative fringe ran the republican out of the running for a man who didn't know the issues, didn't live in the district, and actually looked and acted like a deer caught in the headlights!!

    November 4, 2009 02:00 am at 2:00 am |
  11. Michael

    So voters are still rejecting right-wing conservatism after the 8 years of utter failure and disastrous policies under George W Bush

    November 4, 2009 02:20 am at 2:20 am |
  12. Anj

    So the nut that Palin and the rest of the lunatic fringe backed was beaten. And, for the first time since (of all things) the civil war, a democrat will represent NY 23. I'm guessing its not a good idea for outsiders to tell people who they should vote for.

    Shut up Dick!

    November 4, 2009 02:27 am at 2:27 am |
  13. Pragmatic

    Good for the voters in NYS- 23! The stench of national conservatives flocking in to tell local moderate republicans what to do was more than anyone could stomach... ... the best the national has-beens and wanabes could offer was a last minute carpetbagger that didn't even live in the district. All politics are local ...

    November 4, 2009 04:27 am at 4:27 am |
  14. Peggy Lucas

    This was a referendum for Palin – you lost.

    November 4, 2009 04:41 am at 4:41 am |
  15. Carnell From The Motor City!

    This Is At Least Better News For Democrats Than Losing Two Governors Races.

    November 4, 2009 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
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