The top-ranking House Republican told reporters that he regrets having supported former New York GOP House candidate Dede Scozzafava Monday afternoon.

Scozzafava, the official Republican Party candidate in the special election in New York's 23rd district, dropped out of the race over the weekend and then endorsed the Democrat.

"This lady clearly has as agenda that's different than most Republicans; she was out there promoting herself," House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said, noting that he has encouraged all members of the GOP conference to support Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman.