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NY-23: GOP Rips Scozzafava ... Will She Switch Parties?

The Tea-Baggers may get another scalp in their battle to become politically toxic.

I'll have more on this race later today, but one of the argument I made in my supposed "endorsement" of Republican Dede Scozzafava was the potential for her to switch parties and be a better Democrat than the pretend "Democrat" on our party's ballot line.

Ahem:

Two senior Democrats with ties to the White House praised Cuomo’s role in the operation, saying they were confident Scozzafava was on board after learning that she told Cuomo: "You're going to be the next governor of New York."

Also critical was Silver’s assurance, in a phone conversation with Scozzafava, that the state Assembly Democratic caucus would embrace her if she chose to switch parties, now viewed as a real possibility after her endorsement Sunday of Owens.

"Real possibility" indeed, given the vitriol Republicans are sending her way:

The reaction from the state party to the Scozzafava endorsement was swift and unsparing.


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