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Today, there is a follow-up to yesterday's story that Doug Hoffman is "unconceding" at the coaxing of Beck.  Now, it seems that Hoffman is now walking back yesterday's walk back!  Sucks to be you, Mr. Hoffman.

Also, the C Street house owned by the family is losing its free ride.

Read about it all below the fold.

According to Think Progress, it seems that Hoffman's talk about unconceding with Glenn Beck yesterday was likely just silly banter that is pretty common between mean...friends.  Today, the Syracuse Post-Standard is reporting that Hoffman's spokesman is maintaining that Hoffman will not contest the race as the final count of all absentee ballots is in progress.

   Hoffman is not "un-conceding" the race, contrary to what he said Monday when pressed by Glenn Beck on his national talk radio show.

   "What really matters is the count that is taking place today," Rob Ryan, Hoffman’s spokesman told The Post-Standard. "When we see the direction that is taking, we will make the decision."

   Ryan added, "There has been no formal action to contest the vote, and depending on how the absentee count turns out we will decide how to proceed."

This is, frankly speaking, innocuous news, but someone has to report it.

Hoffman lulz

I is serious candidate!

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C Street Band

In other news, the infamous C Street house is no longer 100% tax exempt.

From TPM:

Previously, the house -- despite being home to numerous lawmakers -- had been tax exempt, because it was classified as a church. That arrangement had allowed the building's owner, the secretive international Christian organization The Family, to charge significantly below market rents to its residents. In recent year, Senators John Ensign (R-NV), Tom Coburn (R-OK), Sam Brownback (R-KS) and Jim DeMint (R-SC), and Reps. Zach Wamp (R-TN), Bart Stupak (D-MI) and Mike Doyle (D-PA) have all reportedly called C Street home.

Natalie Wilson, a spokeswoman for the Office of Tax and Revenue for Washington D.C., told TPMmuckraker that her office inspected the house this summer. "It was determined that portions of it were being rented out for private residential purposes," she said. As a result, the tax exempt status was partially revoked. Sixty-six percent of the value of the property is now subject to taxation.

How much will this partial rescinding of the Family clubhouse's tax exempt status cost the owners...well...a lot!

According to online records, the total taxable assessment is $1,834,500. The building's owner last month paid taxes of $1714.70 on the property.

Now that's karma!  Somewhere out there, Rachel Maddow must be very happy to hear this.

TRMS C Street Band

UPDATE: Tonight, Keith Olbermann mentioned the Doug Hoffman story and Rachel Maddow mentioned the C Street house story.

Originally posted to KingofSpades on Tue Nov 17, 2009 at 01:31 PM PST.


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