10/30/09 06:21 PM ET
Rep. Issa switches from Scozzafava
By Aaron Blake -
Dede Scozzafava is now losing her supporters to Doug Hoffman.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is switching his support in the New York special election from the GOP nominee to Conservative Party candidate Hoffman.
A spokesperson said Issa is overnighting Hoffman a $5,000 check from Issa’s political action committee.
Issa previously told The Hill that he supported Scozzafava, though he never gave her money. Now that she doesn’t appear to have a chance at winning, he is backing Hoffman.
Hoffman, who is polling competitive with Democrat Bill Owens, has said he would caucus with Republicans in Congress.
It will be interesting to see if other Scozzafava backers follow Issa’s example in the name of keeping the seat in GOP hands.