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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Blue on blue

Mike Long

In Weld's Bid, G.O.P. Risks Losing Conservative Party Allies

Published: February 9, 2006

It is the greatest threat to New York Republicans in the race for governor this year: The state Conservative Party is increasingly opposed to the Republicans' favored candidate, William F. Weld, and is willing to run a candidate of its own. That move could split the right and hand the race to the Democrats, leaders in both parties say.

With the Conservatives preparing to meet in Albany for an annual conclave on Monday, their chairman, Michael Long, said that more party committeemen were moving away from Mr. Weld every day because of his support for abortion rights and gay rights and his past praise for gay marriage.

"It's a severe uphill battle for Weld to get our support, to be fair about it," Mr. Long said in an interview yesterday. "The Republicans may nominate Weld, but he has very little support in our party. We want a candidate with our values, not just someone who can win.

"If Republicans nominate Weld, we could see a very divided Republican-Conservative vote in November."

Ah, another day, another act of fratricide.

Governor Spitzer, right this way....

posted by Steve @ 1:19:00 AM

1:19:00 AM

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