Friday, October 30, 2009

NY23: Democrats and unions will go
door-to-door in effort to beat Hoffman

From my report at The American Spectator:
The offices of the Clinton County Democratic Party here in Plattsburgh -- Owens' hometown -- were busy this afternoon, as young Democratic staffers were ready to begin a weekend of door-to-door canvassing operations. Staffers were preparing to distribute stacks of door-hanger GOTV cards that tout President Obama's endorsement of Owens, telling voters: "Those standing in the way of Change want you to say home on Tuesday -- don't let them win." . . .
Please read the whole thing. I've got to run over to Hoffman's local campaign office to meet with sources and then make the trip to Lake Placid, so I'll be busy for a few hours. Expect updates here from Jimmie Bise, and also keep an eye out for 73Wire's Campaign Trail -- those guys are breaking exclusive after exclusive up here.

Memeorandum also has news from the Politico, WSYR-TV, And So it Goes in Shreveport, Weekly Standard, Left Coast Rebel and

Thanks to all those readers who have contributed to the Shoe Leather Fund to make this trip possible. If you could give a little extra, that would be nice. Coming through Tupper Lake about 1 a.m. this morning, I had a low-speed encounter with a deer crossing the road. (Speed limit in Tupper Lake is 40 mph and, for once, I was obeying the speed limit, which is bad luck.)

Frightening for me, but rather more unfortunate for the deer -- and it's a rental car. Although the damage was minor and superficial, you know how difficult (and potentially expensive) such things can be.

UPDATE: Linked at TCOT Report.


  1. Stacy: to what degree does a deer in the headlights resemble a RINO?

  2. That's some ad there-

    Maybe they should just have Owens wear an Obama mask for the duration of the campaign... or tattoo the Dear Leader's likeness on his forehead.

    And wouldn't it be neat if this was the last campaign where Dems try to run on his now-tattered coattails?

    Cuz I think it is...

  3. Stacy, I hope you loaded that sucker in the back and headed for the local deer processor.

  4. This one guy's vote won't make a difference on the health care bill.

    There's only one reason for the Democratic Party panic. They are afraid of a certain unemployed housewife who takes a particular interest in this race. They will do anything to deny her a victory.

  5. When you rent a car, always buy the insurance.

  6. Glad you're okay after a close encounter with a deer on the highway, Stacy. As lauraw suggested, hope you're insured.