A couple dozen supporters gather in Watertown for the Biden-Owens rally.
(NewsChannel 9 WSYR-TV)
In a rally today in Watertown, New York that was only slightly over half full Joe Biden urged voters in NY-23 to “teach conservatives a lesson” and vote for the trailing democrat.
CNN Political Ticker reported:
Former Vice President Joe Biden challenged Republican voters in New York’s 23rd congressional district to teach conservative “absolutists” a lesson in the special House election Tuesday by voting for the Democratic candidate in the race
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“We aren’t asking you to switch your party,” Biden said at a rally for Democrat Bill Owens in Watertown, New York Monday morning. “We are just saying join us in teaching a lesson to those absolutists who say no dissent is permitted within your own party.”
The comments come a day after Republican Dede Scozzafava, who withdrew from the race Saturday amid heavy pressure from conservatives – endorsed Owens. Many high-profile Republicans, including Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and Dick Armey, have already thrown their own support behind third-party conservative candidate Doug Hoffman.
Robert Stacy McCain has more from the rally.