November 4th, 2009
06:31 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin: NY-23 race 'just postponed until 2010'

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sarah Palin said the race in NY-23 is 'just postponed until 2010.'"]
(CNN) - Democrat Bill Owens may have won last night's special election in New York's 23rd congressional district - but Sarah Palin said Wednesday that race "is not over."

Writing on Facebook early Wednesday morning, the former Alaska governor praised Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman and "all the other under-dog candidates who have the courage to put themselves out there and run against the odds."

"The race for New York's 23rd District is not over, just postponed until 2010," Palin wrote. "The issues of this election have always centered on the economy – on the need for fiscal restraint, smaller government, and policies that encourage jobs. In 2010, these issues will be even more crucial to the electorate."

Owens – the first Democrat to win this district since the 19th century – is up for re-election in 2010.

Palin, along with prominent conservatives Tim Pawlenty, Fred Thompson and Dick Armey, backed Hoffman last month over then-Republican nominee, Dede Scozzafava, who dropped out the weekend before Election Day. The race garnered national attention over the Republican Party split between the Scozzafava and the more conservative Hoffman.

Filed under: Bill Owens • Doug Hoffman • NY-23 • Popular Posts • Sarah Palin
soundoff (146 Responses)
  1. Samantha

    This silly rabbit is a true fool. She needs to go home and take care of her sick child.

    November 4, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  2. Steph

    No, sweetie, you stuck your cute little nose where it didn't belong, and the Democrat won! You are the biggest gift to the Democrats...the gift that keeps on giving!

    November 4, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  3. Party Purity will never bring Political Power!

    Even when confronted with the fact that her annointed candidate failed and the region voted in the opposition for the first time since 1872,shrill shill, Saint Sarah of the Silly still strives to be relevant.

    And so she is, among the 20% that still publicly claim to be republicans.

    November 4, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  4. texas conservative

    please Palin, go back to school further your education and seek self are not the answer for this party, you are the DEMISE of this party.

    November 4, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  5. The Nurse

    Please stop covering Sarah Palin.

    November 4, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  6. Doc SteveO

    That's Sarah's entire problem in a nutshell. When it doesn't go her way, she just declares it's "not over". It is over – and so are you.

    November 4, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  7. johny

    dumb as usual nothing new here move on

    November 4, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  8. knowlege

    how about we postpone Palins mouth and Fred Thompson's thinking

    November 4, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  9. shoegazer

    Please,would you just go away......

    November 4, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  10. Chris ~ Albany, NY

    Um Sarah, you do understand that this will be the last election of this district as it is. It's going to be re-districted after the 2010 census by the Dems. It's basically going to split your "conservative" voters in half by making it into two good luck in 2010!

    November 4, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  11. Allan

    Someone really needs to shut her up. She's not a rogue – she's a moron. Anyone have a bucket of water? "I'm melting, I'm melting..."

    November 4, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  12. Marie MD

    Stop the presses! The clueless bimbo has spoken about a race in NY.
    Hey stupid, just because you couldn't help with the votes it doesn't mean things will change. That little hand punch of yours is so cute. It's like you really have something important to say but you don't.
    The Daily Show had a little bit of the interview of beck with hoffman. I thought they were both ridiculous. hoffman looks like Howdy Doody but not funny.

    November 4, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  13. Kingssman

    Dems won 5 congressional races,
    These winners will vote in Congress. McDonnell and Christie, NO.

    November 4, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  14. Please stopr censoring...thx S Callahan

    Oh my goodness..this is twice in a month I have to say I agree with some of what she is saying.....hmmm....

    My view is that his loss was not that big...actually that in itself says alot in NYS....I think it would have been best for the GOP to had laid low after S's withdraw and let things play out. The determent was you offended woman by dismissing Ms. S...and that was clearly wrong.

    The real picture going on is that people have gone back to reading books and learning about government and which the real power lies...and starting at the local level to the Captials and then the drum roll on Senate and Congressional offices (now that is going to be the hot headed race of a lifetime and where there is a true refferum going on from average Joe..people want the status quo gone for good this time)

    November 4, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  15. Right Leaning Independent

    If you are a Repub running for office, start by begging Palin not to endorse you!! That is a sure way to keep some votes from your opponent...

    November 4, 2009 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  16. Honest AB

    Sarah Palin, is another republican moocher, she will do anything for money. This is nothing more than another money luring, power hungry, and overbearing woman, who really doesn't know her place. She is just what the bible describes as a harlot, who sell herself to men, not that they are interested in buying or taking for free. She is willing to give it to them freely or sell it to them for much of nothing to get to the top. It is obviouse her hubby don't mind, long as she bring in the bucks! What a sad case, they need to take her kids from her, she is a nonfit mother.

    November 4, 2009 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  17. Bertina

    If anything, this year's vote was a referendum against outside politics trying to dictate local elections.

    November 4, 2009 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  18. Pukin' for relief

    Why doesn't it ever seem like less government doesn't seem to mean less Sarah, Tim, and Dick. Get a clue!!!!

    November 4, 2009 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  19. Chase

    I don't think Palin is losing sleep over anything or anybody right now because she is filling out some large deposit slips from that book.

    November 4, 2009 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  20. Greg, MN

    Hoffman lost. But Conservatism really won on Tuesday. Hoffman was a THIRD PARTY candidate. No straight tickets, no party's calling on his behalf, and the so called "Republican" aborted conservatism and endorsed the liberal because she was losing.

    Once again paint it anyway you want it gives us HOPE for CHANGE to the way our constitution was written. Less government, more freedom and more personal responsibility.

    November 4, 2009 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  21. Palin's book tour will raise Levi Johnston's profile

    With egg on her facing after leading the GOP circular firing squad, Palin comes up with the lamest excuse ever for her destructive tactics. Thanks to Palin, Owens will now run as an incumbent, with all the advantages that the GOP created for incumbents during the GOP House majority from 1994 to 2006. The far-right outsiders gave the election to Owens in 2009 and will do so again in 2010.

    November 4, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  22. Doug - Dallas

    Yeah, Sarah should praise all those candidates who are willing to do what she is not, get out there and serve their country. The other thing they don't do is quit in the middle of their terms so they can go make money. She is irrelevant and two-faced and unfortunately for us she and the other extreme right wing nuts who support her don't know it.

    November 4, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  23. Chris D.

    I can't wait until the GOP actually eats some humble pie......Not all Americans believe in the GOP agenda.

    November 4, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  24. marion/alabama

    To have a conservative,come so close to beating the Democrat in this election should be the shot heard across the country..Tax Payers are tired of Washingtons,Tax,Spend and Borrow agenda,when millions of Americans are out of work...... Had the district not been redrawn prior to the Election I Beliveve Hofman would have won,at least Sarah Palin outed the Democrat pretending to be a Republican....

    November 4, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  25. George

    Ha!!! Sarah you blew that one. Not uncommon for you!!!

    November 4, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
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