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From now voters in the 23 congressional district in New York have a choice they can vote for principles.
Or they can vote for part.
I wonder which one they'll choose joining me now is the independent candidate in that race Doug Hoffman hello Doug how aria.
Great Glenn how are you doing -- -- get beat you -- have you ever run for party was forever for office before.
No I haven't okay.
Why are you running now.
Well I never thought I'd be in politics but.
-- quite frankly I was fed up I was fed up with what's happening to our country I was fed up with the how to control spending.
Government regulations on us and businesses.
And I thought somebody had to step up and do something about it -- what it what is it you're gonna step up and do.
Well I decided to run for congress because I didn't like the candidates that were chosen and I thought that.
I should step up and say something about it.
Okay -- in the the Republican was endorsed by the daily costs fastener.
Has accepted the working family party endorsement.
In assembly campaigns endorsement from acorn.
You're not -- acorn.
Absolutely not okay.
True with the acorn -- the working families for party.
Were people that vote like Democrats and run on Republican -- how do you I mean you have Sarah Palin.
That endorse you look -- -- a surprise still.
Yes it was it was also big honor yet -- -- Sarah Palin Steve Forbes Fred Thompson Dick Armey Rick Santorum I think is that an unbelievably honest man.
How to how do you expect to get to Washington when the party is going to be against you you get there.
How do you expect to get there and get anything done.
Well I believe.
When I win this election -- go to congress that.
There will be many Republicans there that will welcome me with open arms.
You think that you are the beginning of something where the average guy can mr.
Smith goes to Washington and and it will send a message to the parties do think if you win the parties will begin to see that this movement is real.
Yes I do I'm fighting for their heart and soul the Republican Party and I think if I win this.
Campaign that people will take notice and the next time they selected candidate they will look at the principles.
Machines coming against you I mean.
If I'm not mistaken President Obama did in New York City a fund raiser specifically.
To raise funds for your race team you know not -- -- And I think they're doing it so they can say the Tea Party movement -- the 912 boom and everything else assistant.
Fad they're already saying it you have for the Republicans coming after you with a lot of money.
Are you doing on funds.
Doing the best we can we certainly don't have the big guns that they have but we have come -- overwhelmed with the people around the country.
And within the district.
Have been given me money.
Have they have volunteered their services.
Both within the district and around the country.
And people like you mentioned stepping up to the plate and endorsing me.
And and leaving in the values and ideals that I'm trying to.
Get through on this candidacy is basically.
-- conservative values you have do you have children.
Yes I do -- and I have three adult children and I have four grandchildren was the biggest problem.
That is facing our country that you want to.
If you could just do one thing what would it.
I wanted to stop the spending and want to stop the deficits.
I want to make sure that -- not passing on to my children my grandchildren.
Deficits and and and that we cannot repay and that they'll have to repay and maybe they won't be -- repay them.
-- -- -- -- No I gonna just frankly I don't know anymore I don't even more of our.
-- to other questions with a -- thank you very much blood talking and good luck.
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