Rudy Giuliani and George Pataki have both recorded robocalls for Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in the NY-23 special election.
Rudy declares that now that Republican nominee Dede Scozzafava has dropped out, this leaves Hoffman as the only choice to oppose Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He does not mention that Scozzafava, who was forced out of the race by national conservatives for her being too moderate, has endorsed the Democratic candidate Bill Owens.
“Not only is Doug Hoffman the only candidate who has pledged not to raise taxes, and not to vote for wasteful pork,” says Rudy, “but now that Dede Scozzafava has decided to suspend her campaign, voting for Doug is the only way we can stop Nancy Pelosi from gaining one more liberal vote for higher taxes, higher federal deficits, and government-run health care.”
“This race is a simple choice between conservative Republican Doug Hoffman and Democrat Bill Owens,” Pataki says in his own call. “A vote for Owens is just another vote for Nancy Pelosi’s agenda of higher taxes, government-run health care, and phony stimulus programs.”