In February, David Bellavia, a decorated Iraq war combat veteran and conservative Republican, was passed over by GOP party chairmen as a candidate for New York's 26th Congressional District special election. Bellavia tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD that tomorrow night at a rally in Rochester he will strike a blow against those party bosses--and Jane Corwin, the Republican they nominated--by endorsing another candidate in the race.
"I will endorse a candidate, but it will not be Jane," Bellavia told me during a phone interview this evening.
Bellavia indicated, without explicitly saying so, that the candidate he will endorse in the May 24 election is Jack Davis, a former Democrat now running as a "Tea Party" candidate. "Jack is a veteran. Jack is a self-made man," Bellavia said. "He's a guy who will leave his factory to his workers when he dies. He's right on immigration. He's right on jobs. The issues that I disagree with Jack, I disagree with all three [candidates]. There's not one pro-life candidate in this race."
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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