Jillian Bandes

“Every dollar the NRCC and RNC spend on her is a dollar they could be spending in 2010 on competitive races,” he said. “And in the exceedingly unlikely even that Scozzafava wins the election, the Republican party would still lose by continuing to be associated with a dishonest politician who calls the police on a reporter for simply asking questions.”

Not every conservative was so critical of Scozzafava.

"I would say to every Republican: you have a chance to elect somebody who has signed the no tax pledge; she's endorsed by the National Rifle Association; she is opposed to cap and trade and energy taxes; she is opposed to the Obama health plan; and, she will vote against Nancy Pelosi as Speaker,” said Newt Gingrich on TWT Radio. “That is a pretty good starting point - even if she is more liberal than I am and on other issues I disagree with her completely."

Jillian Bandes

Jillian Bandes is the National Political Reporter for Townhall.com