Hannity, Beck Follow Race in Upstate NY

By kevin 

Do Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity have an unusual interest in one of today’s elections?

Mediaite’s Steve Krakauer writes that both Hannity and Beck are supporting Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman in the 2009 special election for New York’s 23rd congressional district because his race represents something larger:

Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity really want Doug Hoffman to win that special congressional election in Upstate New York’s 23rd district. It’s not just because he’s a 3rd party “Conservative” candidate in a race that saw the shunned, moderate Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava drop out and endorse the Democrat, Bill Owens.

It’s because this race is a referendum on town halls, on tea partying, on the 9/12 Project.

Hoffman was on “Hannity” last night, and the host said, “I think this is a referendum on a lot of what’s been going on in the country which is moving radically to the left.” Hannity also declared, “I hope I’m on the air this time tomorrow night and I’ll be able to declare you the winner.” Clip after the jump.