Have you heard about a little bellwether race over in New York’s 23rd district? Vying for the race are two liberals – one Democrat and the other Republican. A third party candidate (formerly a Republican primary runner) has shaken up the race. A new poll shows he has the advantage. According to the Club for Growth:

The poll of 300 likely voters, conducted October 24-25, 2009, shows Conservative Doug Hoffman at 31.3%, Democrat Bill Owens at 27.0%, Republican Dede Scozzafava at 19.7%, and 22% undecided. The poll’s margin of error is +/- 5.66%. No information was provided about any of the candidates prior to the ballot question.

A number of big gun Conservatives have recently come out to support Hoffman including this one:

If nothing else, this ad makes me think it’s time to grow back the gotee. Any thoughts?


  • kristen

    Goatees are unattractive.

    I thought the same thing as Cord on that picture. Cheesy doesn’t even begin to describe it. But, I’d vote for him.

  • Red State Eddio

    Fred needs to shave. That or clean up the lunch leftovers on his face.

  • Cordeiro

    I think Hoffman needs a different picture at the end. He looks like either a 10 year old seeing his birtday cake or a wanna be axe murderer minus the axe.

    That said, if I lived in his district, I’d vote for him.

  • Troy La Mana

    Fred does seem to look older. I received the same email yesterday.