Dede Scozzafava, the former Republican candidate in the NY-23 special election who has now endorsed Democrat Bill Owens, made a surprise appearance at an Owens event last night.
The Watertown Daily Times reports:
On Sunday, at an Owens campaign event at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall on Gouverneur Street, Mr. Owens and Ms. Scozzafava talked politics during their meeting. She warned him to avoid the “hateful and divisive” tactics she said were used by her Conservative opponent.
“It’s not about ideology,” Ms. Scozzafava said. “It’s about the local issues.”
Mr. Owens listened.
“I am concerned,” he said. “We’ve got extraordinary issues. Fort Drum. Farm issues. Health care. I think Mr. Hoffman has been co-opted by the far right.”