Matt Burns is DeDe Scozzafava Ex Campaign Manager: Burns Endorses Doug Hoffman

DeDe Scozzafava, a New York Republican, dropped out of her bid for the U.S. House from New York’s 23rd district and endorsed her Democrat opponent, David Owens. Assemblywoman Scozzafava’s ex-campaign manager endorsed Hoffman.

New York 23rd Congressional District

Republican Burns took a stab at defending Scozzafava’s “capable” legislating, but said he disagrees with her decision to back Democrat Owens:

I am supporting Doug Hoffman, because denying Nancy Pelosi another foot soldier is vital to restoring fiscal responsibility and common sense in Washington.

Mr. Burns said he agreed with Newt Gingrich:

…the party needs to recruit both moderates and conservatives if it
expects to pick up seats in ’10. He said he agrees with
ex-Speaker/ex-Scozzafava backer Newt Gingrich (R)
that the party needs to find candidates that fit their districts.
Burns: “Otherwise, it’s going to be tough to take back the House.”

Perhaps Burns didn’t hear the latest from Newt:

The age of party leaders picking people is over.

This is both a tribute to the power of the
national conservative movement to define an issue and a commentary on
the populist anger against politics-as-usual.

 Burns did the right thing. Scozzafava was not statesman-like, and Doug Hoffman is the only conservative who has run in this race, or is running in this race.

Scozzafava endorses David Owens, Newt calls Scozzafava’s exit left, “statesmanlike.”

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