UPDATE: The Glens Falls Post Star is reporting that there’s also talk of Doug Hoffman running in the Assembly race for the seat being vacated by Willsboro Republican Teresa Sayward.
Moriah Republican Chairman Brett Thompson on Sunday endorsed Hoffman for state Assembly, even though Hoffman has not yet publicly stated his interest in running.
“The only one who would market the Adirondacks the best, in my opinion, would be Doug Hoffman,” said Thompson…
NPR reported this morning that Lake Placid accountant Doug Hoffman may throw his hat in the ring one more time, following two unsuccessful runs for congress.
The national Conservative favorite told NPR that he’ll make his decision after redistricting lines are issued around March 12th.
“At this point, I’m right on the edge of two districts, and I can go either way,” says Doug Hoffman, an accountant from Lake Placid in the Adirondacks.
Hoffman ran for Congress in 2010 with Tea Party support, and almost won. Hoffman is contemplating another run this year, but he doesn’t know which district he lives in.
“So until that question is answered, I can’t decide what race I’m getting into,” he says. “It’s taking away the average person’s ability to get into a campaign and raise funds.”
By most estimates, a Hoffman run would be a big headache for Republican Matt Doheny from Watertown, and a political boon for Rep. Bill Owens, the Plattsburgh Democrat.
For what it’s worth, I’ve been hearing rumblings about this for weeks, suggestions that Hoffman is feeling out support and potential financial backing among Conservative Party leaders.
But Doheny has moved aggressively to lock down Conservative and Tea Party support this year and Hoffman’s maneuvering room might be considerably more constrained.