Now my source confirms that Hoffman will not attend the Syracuse dinner.
"Doug's hitting the road" to campaign in upstate New York's 23rd District tonight, the source said.
Huckabee's praise for Hoffman last week on the Neil Cavuto show was as good as an official endorsement, the source said and, with polls showing the Conservative candidate with momentum in the three-way race, it's more important for the candidate to do as much on-the-ground campaigning with the Nov. 3 election now just a week away.
An official statement should be out soon.
UPDATE: Doug Hoffman campaign official statement:
"This is a 10 month campaign compressed into 4 weeks. Our schedule changes numerous times every day. The Conservative Party is behind us 110% and Gov. Huckabee all but endorsed us last week on FOX TV. In the last week of the campaign we are focusing on winning over as many voters as possible. So we will be on the road doing just that."Meanwhile, we have an update from conservative bloggers in NY23: "Ali and Eric's Excellent Adventure."