-In the wacky world that is the 23rd CD , the New York State United Teachers has endorsed Republican Diedre Scozzafava based on her support for card check and her liberal stand on social issues, presumably gay marriage and abortion. It also indicates the Democrat, who is endorsed by the Working Families Party, will not get universal support from the unions.
-Doug Hoffman for Congress signs are cropping up in the City of Watertown, as local GOP elected offcials privately are worried about trouble in the Scozzafava campaign. One high ranking elected official said his offers to help were met with unreturned calls.
-TV 50's John Moore, now the dean of North Country broadcasters, hinted today there may indeed be a Congressional Debate on his station, WWTI. He said details are not yet firm and would not say if it would be a live event. An effort by Time Warner to stage a debate was met by claims of schedule conflict by Democrat Bill Owens, who as the best funded candidate has the least to gain by the media actually doing their job.
-On the Hotline today, I broached the off limits topic of this campaign. Do we want our next Member of Congress coming from so far away that they can see Vermont from their porch ? That's the issue that Scozzafava can win on, since its clear the other side has far more money and organization.
-Watch for falling acorns....Operatives for the Working Families Party will be in the district soon to start canvassing and phoning on behalf of Bill Owens.
NYSUT endorses Scozzafava - Capitol Confidential - New York Politics - timesunion.com - Albany NY