The Watertown Daily Times' editorial asks the question.
Considering Dede Scozzafava's track record on such issues, why have women's groups and others who share her views not been more forthcoming with their support? Those who have benefited from her stands on domestic violence and victims' rights — or who share her convictions — need to stand up and be counted.
Voices from outside the district are attempting to define Assemblywoman Scozzafava without knowing her. Those whose causes she has advanced and concerns she has addressed need to acknowledge the work she has done.