With absentee votes to be counted tomorrow comes word today that the Watertown campaign office for Doug Hoffman is cleared out...perhaps a sign the campaign is getting ready to fold or at least retreat to their Adirondack redoubt.
Insiders with likely GOP winner Matt Doheny say they are giving Hoffman time to grieve and are hoping for a way to access his supporters.
Doheny is doing standard campaigning in the wake of his apparent 51-49 primary win.
Problematic for Doheny or any Republican is the possible disaster in the statewide offices with only AG candidate Dan Donovan thought to have a chance to break through against ultra left candidate Eric Schneiderman.
Incumbent Rep. Bill Owens is already on the air with folksy ads showing the candidate in blue jeans claiming to be creating jobs.....The optics are good even if the message just isn't true. (You see I scoff at any politician who claims to be creating jobs.)