Fake Tea Party candidate in NY 26 is 'damaging the Republican more than the Democrat.'
4/29/11, "Groan: Tea Party Impostor Creating Havoc in NY-26," Townhall.com, Guy Benson
"Last time we checked in on the special election in New York's 26th Congressional District, we were chiding the local media for some sloppy fact-checking. With special election day less than a month away, Republicans now face a potential snag in their efforts to retain the seat: A fake tea party candidate. How fake? This fake:
- - In 2008, Jack Davis endorsed Barack Obama for President.
- - In 2006, Jack Davis took $5,000 from Barack Obama's PAC.
- - In 2006, Jack Davis took $7,000 from Charlie Rangel and his PAC.
- A special election in New York's 26th Congressional District is a much closer contest than once thought, with Republican Jane Corwin leading Democrat Kathy Hochul by only five points in a new poll released early Friday.
Corwin, a state assemblywoman, takes 36 percent support in the Siena College poll, while Hochul, the Erie County Clerk, draws 31 percent. Wealthy businessman Jack Davis, a former Democrat running as a Tea Party candidate, earns the backing of 23 percent of likely voters, and his support appears to come at the expense of both major-party candidates; 20 percent of Democrats and 24 percent of Republicans support Davis.Although Davis appears to be cannibalizing votes from both parties, his "tea party" bid is damaging Corwin
- more than her Democratic opponent."...
5/9/11, "Boehner: NY-26 Comes At ‘Critical Time’," Capital Tonight
5/9/11, "Gallup poll sees growing support for third party in GOP, Tea Party," The Hill, Michael O'Brien
The Hill uses the FAKE Tea Party candidacy in NY 26 to fortify their thesis. Anyone with a computer knows Jack Davis is a Fake. There may well be third party sentiment, but NY 26 isn't proof of that. It may prove how incompetent the GOP is for not having squelched the guy long ago. Someone out there--other than the GOP-- thinks the Tea Party is quite powerful.
5/9/11, "Ruling Class Washington Thinks They've Beaten Back the Tea Party," RushLimbaugh.com, Rush Limbaugh