A New Term: Scozzafavaed

In the wake of New York's tumultuous 23rd district special election, a political neologism has arisen: "Scozzafavaed."

It started popping up on blogs this week after Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava was forced out of the race by low polling numbers and a growing campaign by conservatives to paint her as too liberal.

The gist, basically, is that if you're a moderate Republican and the conservative wing of the GOP sets out to get you, and does, you got Scozzafavaed.

Now it's made its way onto Urban Dictionary

 

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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