There's no room for moderate views anymore: In the hotly contested and closely watched race for the 23rd Congressional District in upstate NY (because Republican John McHugh was appointed Secretary of the Army), Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava has dropped out. Scozzafava was lacking money and trailing in the polls, partly due to her support of same-sex marriage and abortion rights. Hoffman has been endorsed by Sarah Palin and former governor George Pataki, while President Obama raised money for Democratic candidate Bill Owens.