David Weigel talks with Hoffman campaign communications director Rob Ryan:
“The thing that changed everything was Newt Gingrich endorsing Dede [Scozzafava, the GOP candidate]. That’s what got the anger of the Republicans up. Up to then, this wasn’t a big deal. That got the anger. That’s when we saw the donations really come in.”
Not the impact that Newt was hoping for, I bet.