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Owens, Hoffman Seek Scozzafava's Moderate GOP Voters In New Statements

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Hoffman's statement says this race is a fight against Nancy Pelosi, the Working Families Party, ACORN and other such villains, a reminder to Republican voters of which side they ought to be on:

This morning's events prove what we have said for the last week; this campaign is a horserace between me and Nancy Pelosi's handpicked candidate, Bill Owens. At this moment, the Democratic Party, the Working Families Party, ACORN, Big Labor and pro-abortion groups are flooding the district with troops and they are flooding the airwaves with a million dollars worth of negative ads. They are throwing mud; they are trying to stop me.

It's time for us to send a message to Washington--we're sick and tired of big-spending, high-taxing, career politicians and by voting for me on Tuesday you will send that message loud and clear.