Nov 13, 2009 at 1:15 pm
Did Doug Hoffman give up too soon?
At least one of his campaign staffers thinks that might be true, after revised numbers show the race for Congress is closer than it appeared to be on Election Night.
Numbers compiled by Jude Seymour of the Watertown Daily Times show that Democrat Bill Owens still holds a 3,000 vote lead over Conservative-endorsed-by-Republicans-at-the-last-minute Doug Hoffman. The margin on Election Night was 5,000 votes, enough for Hoffman to concede defeat.
Owens was quickly sworn in and provided a crucial yes vote on the House’s health care reform package.
So, the question: Can Hoffman still win after all the absentee ballots are counted?