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Palin Endorses Conservative in Divisive New York Race

Publié par Clifford Armion le 23/10/2009

Nadia Taha

"Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has dipped into New York state politics by endorsing a third-party candidate in a divisive congressional race.

"Mrs. Palin backed Doug Hoffman, the Conservative party nominee, in the traditionally Republican 23d district. The Republican nominee, Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, is a moderate who has broken with the G.O.P. by supporting same-sex marriage and abortion rights.

"The seat was vacated by John McHugh, a Republican, when President Obama tapped him to become Army secretary, forcing a special election on Nov. 3.

"The Republican party's selection of Ms. Scozzafava has alarmed some more conservative Republicans, who feel the party is selling out its ideals to retain the seat. In selecting Ms. Scozzafava, state Republican leaders may have been mindful that Mr. Obama carried the traditionally Republican district. And President Obama recently hosted a fundraiser for the Democratic nominee, Bill Owens."

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"Palin Endorses Conservative in Divisive New York Race", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2009. Consulté le 22/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/palin-endorses-conservative-in-divisive-new-york-race