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Conservative Groups Ramp Up Efforts in Final Push for Hoffman

by Staff
November 2, 2009
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WASHINGTON, ( -- Social conservatives are expanding their efforts to support Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in this week's special election for New York's 23rd Congressional District. The Susan B. Anthony List, in partnership with the National Organization for Marriage, is leading the social conservative effort to mobilize votes for Hoffman. The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List has spent over $125,000 in the race so far, including over $50,000 in pro-Hoffman radio ads. Hoffmann materials and signs are being distributed so fast that the organization had to order an additional 50,000 pieces of candidate comparison literature just to keep up with demand.

"Doug Hoffman's surge in the polls matches a corresponding surge in action by enthusiastic grassroots activists across the district," said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. "It's amazing how many veteran political observers got it wrong, spinning this story in the conventional 'conservatives as GOP electoral spoiler' narrative. To the contrary, there is a unique reason so many are endorsing a third party candidate for the first time -- the GOP choice was the least desirable of the three candidates. Doug Hoffman provides pro-life people a viable choice."

The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund, in partnership with the National Organization for Marriage, is organizing the conservative grassroots ground program in the district. Field staff are recruiting over 200 volunteers to staff polls on election day, canvass churches, and distribute literature, lapel stickers and yard signs across the district. The fund is also sponsoring over 150,000 robocalls and live GOTV calls to identified pro-life voters in the district.

"Our efforts on the ground give a voice to the thousands of voters in the district who believe that life, marriage, and fiscal responsibility all matter. We didn't create these people. They were there all along, despite being ignored by the Republican Party. This is not an issue of making perfect the enemy of the good, but the good as the enemy of the unacceptable. And if things continue on this track the good guy -- Doug Hoffman -- will prevail on November 3rd."

The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund joined the Club for Growth to be one of the first political action committees to endorse Doug Hoffman for Congress on September 28, 2009. The fund supports pro-life female candidates, as well as pro-life male candidates who run against female candidates in favor of abortion rights.

The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of Americans, over 167,000 residing in all 50 states, dedicated to mobilizing, advancing, and representing pro-life women in politics. Its connected Candidate Fund increases the percentage of pro-life women in the political process.

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