Marilyn Musgrave in New York rallies the conservative troops

What does it look like when the arch-conservatives come to town? They’re swarming places like Watertown in upstate New York, where semi-qualified Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman is running for Congress and drawing national media attention along with the all-stars of the wingnut right, who are determined to rid the party of so-called RINOs– Republicans In Name Only. A RINO is what used to be known as a moderate, someone like Hoffman’s former Republican rival Dede Scozzafava, who supports gun rights but also gays and abortion and the stimulus. She was drummed out of the race. Then, disgusted, she endorsed Democratic candidate Bill Owens. What a show!

After the jump find a candid snapshot of former 4th District U.S. Rep. Marilyn Musgrave on the campaign trail for Hoffman. It was taken by the Washington Independent’s Dave Weigel. Also find the letter social-conservative Colorado state senators sent endorsing Hoffman as the “real Republican” in the New York race.

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Musgrave’s excellent adventure to New York’s 23rd District is being sponsored by the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, for which she works as director of a program that targets vulnerable pro-abortion rights Members of Congress.

Here’s a National Post round up of some of the recent media exchanges on the election.

And here is the letter Colorado GOP legislators sent out in support of Hoffman. They sent it to Michelle Malkin, who published it at her blog. The Colorado conservative purists are of course Sens. Scott Renfroe, Kevin Lundberg, Greg Brophy, Dave Schultheis and Rep. Kent Lambert, and they are…

pleased to endorse Republican Doug Hoffman, candidate for the 23rd Congressional District of New York. A liberal Republican candidate, Dede Scozzafava, is supported by the New York GOP in a contest that has not had the benefit of a primary election. Assemblywoman Scozzafava’s views do not reflect the conservative principles set forth in the Republican Platform.

The Republican establishment should stop supporting candidates that merely call themselves Republicans to get elected, and whose actions then undermine principled Republican legislation. We should represent our loyal Party members better by heeding their warnings against compromising Republican principles. Unlike Scozzafava’s views, the Republican Party Platform is pro-life, pro-capitalist, and pro-traditional marriage, and is opposed to radical leftist groups like ACORN.

Liberal Democrat issues are not in the best interest of the citizens of the United States, and therefore should be rejected by the Republican Party if we want this nation to survive and thrive as a beacon of light to the world. This is not just a local New York issue. Republicans throughout America should insist that their Party back candidates worthy of their support, not liberals supported by Democratic leaders and Barack Obama.

We are thrilled to have found that Doug Hoffman will stand firm for freedom, liberty, limited government and the other values that Republicans hold dear.

Please consider helping Doug by visiting his official website and joining us in supporting his campaign.

If the present crop of GOP candidates running to represent Coloradans believe they can continue to avoid strongly voicing their stances on the social issues these men believe define the Republican party, they have gotten used to the happy political world in Colorado that emerged in the days between Bush and Hoffman, where Obama and anti-tax tea parties have ruled the day. It’s time Jane Norton and Josh Penry, for example, fully articulate their social policy agenda for Colorado.

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