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Hoffman gets 46%

Doug Hoffman who ran under the Conservative Party in NY's 23 distict has conceded the race to Bill Owens.  This race was controversial because the local GOP was supporting Dede Scozzafava (who withdrew last weekend and still got 5%) who is a "moderate" republican. 

Scozzafava withdrew on saturday and promptly threw her support behind Bill Owens the democratic candidate.  Owens garnered 49% of the vote for the win.

The GOP needs to figure out whether they are a democratic light party or a conservative party.  The lack of focus on this race and the lack of support for a true conservative, cost them a seat.

This brings NY's republican seats down to 2 districts.  Personally I think Hoffman ran a great race, and his strong showing gives hope for other third party candidates.