While it is true that there is a tactical split in the Republican Party, the circumstances in this contest are unusual — and unlikely to be representative of a broader pattern. [Dede] Scozzafava is an exceedingly liberal Republican and [Doug] Hoffman is not as conservative as some are making him out to be. Still, there will be cases next year in which right-wing forces may be emboldened to support primary challenges to more moderate candidates, potentially dividing the GOP.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Dede And Doug
Mark Halperin on New York's 23rd congressional district race: