Mark Barie, head of UNYTEA – the Upstate New York Tea Party – said this afternoon the group is abandoning support for Doug Hoffman. He’s the Conservative Party candidate running in the 23rd Congressional District.
Barie says the decision is largely because Hoffman lost the race for the Republican line in this month’s GOP primary.
UNYTEA has not yet officially endorsed the winner, Matt Doheny, but Barie calls this “only a formality.”
Hoffman plans on staying in the race through the November 2nd general election, despite Barie’s pleas that he drop out.
Barie says he believes Matt Doheny can beat Democratic incumbent Bill Owens in this three-way race.
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