Newt to Conservatives on NY23: "They Were Right" (Audio)

New Hampshire Watchdog and WNTK interviewed Newt Gingrich while he visited New Hampshire on Saturday. During the interview they asked him about the NY23 race where he backed far left liberal Dede Scozzafava.

(MANCHESTER, NH) Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says that he was wrong to endorse Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava in last November’s special election in New York’s 23rd District. Three days before the nationally-watched election, Scozzafava dropped out to endorse Democrat candidate Bill Owens, who narrowly defeated conservative challenger Gary Hoffman. Gingrich took heat from Tea Party organizers and conservative pundits who charged that he was abandoning conservative principles for a “Republican In Name Only.”

“They were right,” Gingrich declared in an interview with New Hampshire Watchdog and WNTK Radio. This is the first time Gingrich has said his endorsement was a mistake.

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“In retrospect it was a mistake.”

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