Lynn Krogh, Chair of the New York State Young Republicans, has released the following statement regarding Tuesday's special election for the 23rd Congressional District:
"After learning yesterday of Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava's "selfless" act of dropping out of the special election, I was proud of her for putting her constituents and the good of the party before herself. But after learning that she has formally endorsed her once Democratic opponent, it is obvious that her support for Bill Owens is based upon her inability to excite the Republican base in the 23rd District. Driven by bitterness, she would rather see a Pelosi-Democrat sitting in Congress than a member of her own party.
"Today, the Executive Board of the New York State Young Republicans voted to endorse Doug Hoffman for Congress. After looking at the two remaining candidates in this important race, Doug will certainly make an outstanding congressman. He has what it takes to stand up to Nancy Pelosi proving that we don't need socialized medicine or another bailout that will put our government further into debt.
"I urge all Young Republicans to hit the pavement and fully support Doug in the remaining hours of this extremely important election. He's clearly the best choice to replace John McHugh."