In a pretty big shock to many following this race the most conservatice local paper, The Poughkeepsie Journal, has endorsed John Hall over Sue Kelly in Wednesday's Editorial Section.
[important quotes and analysis below]
Some notable portions of this article are:
Hall is particularly strong on environmental issues. He makes the compelling and important point this nation needs to start weaning itself off oil and other fossil fuels; the government should start backing more alternative forms of energy.
The article also states:
[kelly] has been overly and relentlessly optimistic about the situation in Iraq, from the misguided reasons to go to war to the strategy employed thereafter.
The editorial finished with:
Hall has the intelligence and depth to make quite a difference in Congress if given the opportunity. If he doesn't veer too far to the left and shows a willingness to work with those across the political aisle, he could accomplish a lot for the district and bring fresh ideas to Washington. Voters should give him that chance.
With the last quotation, I can see PoJo's desire to express ill-will to 'the left', but the paper has taken a step in the right direction endorsing the right candidate over Sue Kelly who runs away from the media and hids from the public.
I can only wonder how the Kelly campaign can spin losing one of their most loyal (and conservative) endorsements.
[cross posted on take19]