Cavuto Asks NY-23 Conservative: Is It Better To Elect The Democrat?

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October 23, 2009 1:30 p.m.

Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate in the NY-23 special election, appeared on the Neil Cavuto show today, and brushed off any concerns that his candidacy could split the Republican vote and throw the race to the Democrat.

The polls in this race have shown Democratic candidate Bill Owens ahead of moderate Republican Dede Scozzafava, with Hoffman in a close third place.

“Do you think it’s still better to elect the Democrat than to elect the moderate Republican in that event?” Cavuto asked.

“Well, first of all I want to point out that the Republican is actually more liberal than the Democrat in this race,” Hoffman replied. He explained that the district is a conservative one, and he only needs about a third of the vote to win this race against what he says are two liberal candidates.

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