Doug Hoffman Loses NY23: Conservatives Win Battle of Principle

It has just been announced that Doug Hoffman lost the NY23 special election for the U.S. House to Democrat Bill Owens. So be it. Message to Newt Gingrich: This is not a win for you. Message to John Boehner: This is not a win for you. Message to Eric Cantor: This is not a win for you.

The problem is, you backed the wrong candidate from the beginning, plying hundreds of thousands of dollars into the campaign of the wrong candidate until she quit and endorsed a Democrat.

You, the leadership, are to blame for this loss. Count the days you dithered away after Sarah Palin endorsed this conservative candidate. And take note Newt: Nancy Pelosi will not be Speaker for Life. Conservatives across the country won the battle of principle tonight.