The Return of the Original Tea Party Candidate
by Charles Lemos, Tue Mar 09, 2010 at 09:29:49 PM EST
He's back. Call it Doug Hoffman, the sequel. The self-described man of the people with a half million dollar car collection and the original Tea Party candidate endorsed by Sarah Palin and Dick Armey among others has bought a home in the New York Twenty-Third Congressional District and has announced on his website his decision to seek the seat currently held by Democrat Bill Owens.
From The Gouverneur Times:
During an interview Tuesday with the Gouverneur Times, Hoffman admits "I've been campaigning behind the scenes."
Hoffman's candidacy letter seems to support his statement. "Back in January I commissioned a poll. The results were encouraging. The poll showed that 74% of Republicans who vote in primaries thought I should run again. 71% thought I could win back the congressional seat in next November’s election. But, perhaps more importantly, the vast majority of Republicans said they would cast their vote for me in a Republican primary," Hoffman writes.
"I'm the only candidate who can unite Republicans, Conservatives and Independents," Hoffman proclaims.
It should be remembered that after conceding the race, the eccentric millionaire unconceded on Glenn Beck's radio program blaming his loss on Acorn and unions from outside the district. An odd charge especially since he didn't even live in the district at the time, an oversight which he has apparently corrected.