Judge the Margaret Sanger award winner by the company she keeps:
Fundraising reports for all the candidates in the New York special election are due today, but the candidates have been required to report all donations above $1,000 in the final weeks of the race.
And, to get a sense why conservatives have been so cool to her campaign, Republican Dede Scozzafava’s recent financial support has come primarily from abortion rights groups, labor unions and the National Education Association.
This week, Scozzafava received $1,000 from the Planned Parenthood PAC and $2,500 from the New York Choice PAC. The International Longshoreman’s Association and the United Transportation Union PAC each chipped in $2,500, while the local International Brotherhood of Electric Workers gave her $1,000. The National Education Association’s political action committee spent $5,000 for her campaign, while a renewable energy association donated $2,000.