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Tea Party is just weeks away now the third party candidate in a very closely watched New York congressional race is picking up -- Very big endorsements Sarah Palin and freedom works founder Dick Armey throwing their weight behind Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in fact calls.
Are growing for Republican candidate -- -- -- five to drop out before Democrat bill -- and steals the race so.
Is Palin's endorsement game changer for the GOP will -- wake up before it's too late and it's Doug Hoffman.
The real deal let's find out he's done.
-- by phone -- you heard the end shows are.
-- how did you get Sarah Palin's endorsement by the way congratulations for that.
-- thank you Eric.
I'm not sure how it happened but I'm very honored and overwhelmed bit with the national support I'm getting.
Support from your -- and it's very welcomed and in that needed at this point.
-- it seems to me that's.
Turned to you -- Tracy's return you know she's very conservative in her -- both politically and socially it seems to be an equipment stance that you take.
Who -- -- that's part of the reason that she can't I got me that's part of it means she's come to your side.
Yes and I'm very proud and honored to have her on my side and I do believe that we stand for the same.
Principles and values.
Let's get into this whole Republican controversy.
The Republican National Committee has endorsed your challenge -- Didn't mrs.
Espinoza -- so as a -- Both of bobbing her pronounces it much better than I -- you act like -- maybe might benefit you dug in the race -- the people don't know at a pretty concerning but.
I don't -- them.
I -- on the I'll does a lot of support for you saying that she is not a real republic in but yet you still have Newt Gingrich's.
Maintaining his endorsement of her and the Republican National Committee also still firmly behind her at this point -- How do you make sense of all this.
Well I don't I think that the people that are supporting her just really don't understand whether voting record has been in Albany.
Ten years -- on the state legislature.
The New York State Conservative Party -- -- -- -- fifteen.
A possible score top hundred as far as her conservative.
Ranking for her vote last year.
And there's 46 Democrats that have a better conservative rating than she does.
-- -- It Doug if if and and I asked this question but it -- Let's put this way -- where are you on that same scale.
Ground zero to a hundred as far as conservatives would rank you.
Well I'm sure I'd be close to the top at least in the sixty to seventy -- sooner or higher.
And -- But let me follow up with that is that what New Yorkers -- very liberal state to do New Yorkers want.
Conservative as -- -- some.
Well well Eric you have to understand this is the northern part of New York State that's very rural.
Can be can people in in that area consider themselves to be conservatives.
We can't we know from -- -- the 4656%.
People in that district considered themselves too conservative.
-- -- I think this.
Brings us -- to a bigger question about the party overall the party is changing.
There are many people out there that are fiscally.
Conservative yet socially.
A bit more liberal and I think -- -- Republican Party lost a lot of followers in this last election because of that.
And now we're seeing a little remarked this back on how do you feel about that going -- -- -- -- standing firm to your conservative beliefs could very well plays out again.
Voters come election time.
Well I have been a lifelong Republican I think this is the battle for the heart and soul the Republican Party and I believe and understand.
Values and ideals that stay in the Republican Party strong and in the warns that they have drifted away.
And I think if we're ever going to get.
Back to the Republican majority that we have to.
Start to reinstate these Republican values and ideals that made the -- strong before.
Dealt with all of this going on you know always the big concern when there's -- another strong.
Candidate on the same running on the same ticket.
If people are saying boy this is really in the end going to help Democrat -- low winds.
It says that by the tiff between -- -- goes about Bob really in the end may help him what is your reaction to that.
Well I I think that.
In actuality was 46 to 56%.
Of people concerning themselves conservatives.
And the fact that they're going thirty ones 34%.
Democrats in the district.
I don't think that.
We're going to split the vote and the fact that the polls have shown that that I I have.
I am black dead even with -- with these candidates at this point shows that once they understand what's really going.
An election that I am the only common sense.
-- I think that they're going to be voting for me and I'm going to win quite a majority.
Hey Doug did just give us a sense of how much you think Sarah Palin's endorsement of US helped get in here Tennessee and taking chances and how much it's.
Raise your percentages.
I'm not a career politician.
And this is my first grade and by the way and in this news because I feel that.
Like many Americans -- -- up and I have to do something about it.
I I do believe that -- it Palin.
Dick Armey Fred Thompson and in Gary Bauer being behind.
Everybody like certainly I -- my candidacy.
All right Doug Hoffman.
Come acting happy hour and as things progressed.
And also on the big -- would you please.
I would love to.
If anybody wants to give -- more information is Doug Hoffman for congress that --
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