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I tell this story all the time, but it’s a true one:  When I came to the North Country thirteen years ago, someone — I can’t remember who it was — told me I’d scored the best job in the world, with one big...
As the Republican Party navigates this perilous chapter in its history, the organization begins to resemble — more and more closely — the desperate, lonely protagonist in “Life of Pi.” If you haven’t seen or read it...
In the days since Barack Obama won a second free, peaceful and fair election, capturing more than 50% of the popular vote again, a growing number of conservatives have called for their states to secede from the United States of America. The drumbeat...
CORRECTION:  Bill Owens did not vote for the Federal stimulus plan backed by Barack Obama in 2008.  He didn’t take office until the next year.  We regret the error.  Owens did later embrace the policy, advocating for...

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Matt Doheny (R) with Saranac Lake Community Store general manager Craig Waters. Photo: Brian Mann
Matt Doheny (R) with Saranac Lake Community Store general manager Craig Waters. Photo: Brian Mann

NY21: Doheny hopes main street business message will lift him past Owens

With less than three months to go before the November election, Republican challenger Matt Doheny says he's on track to unseat Democratic congressman Bill Owens from Plattsburgh.

Most national pundits have described the race as a toss-up, though one poll released last week by the Democratic Party showed Owens with a 12-point lead.

During a visit yesterday to Saranac Lake, the Republican acknowledged that this year's contest has drawn less attention, from the media and from voters.

As Brian Mann reports, Doheny hopes to flip the 21st district back to the GOP, in part by focusing on small businesses and the lingering economic recession in the North Country.  Go to full article

Dem poll shows Owens ahead in CD21

Democrats in Washington have released a new poll, paid for by their party, that shows North Country Rep. Bill Owens leading his Republican challenger by a 12-point margin.

The survey, commissioned by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, found Owens at 50%, with Matt Doheny at 38% and Green Party candidate Donald Hassig polling 4%. Eight percent of voters remain undecided.  Go to full article
NY-21 Green Party candidate Don Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty

Candidate arrested for trespass in Parishville

Don Hassig, Green Party Candidate for the 21st Congressional District and founder of the activist group Cancer Action New York, was arrested on charges of trespassing at Parishville Park Monday. Hassig was there to spread the word on the issue that has been central to his political campaign, and his career as an activist: prevention of diseases he says are caused by industrial pollution.  Go to full article

Poll has encouraging numbers for NY Democrats

A new poll offers some hope to Senate Democrats who are trying retake the Senate after losing to Republicans two years ago. Senate Republicans, in a statement, call the poll...  Go to full article
NY-21 Green Party candidate Don Hassig. Photos: Natasha Haverty

Congressional campaigning as a tool for the revolution: Don Hassig and the NY-21

In the past couple of elections, third party candidates have had big effects on North Country political campaigns. In 2010, Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman reshaped...  Go to full article

Cuomo not necessarily endorsing Democrats for Senate

Governor Cuomo says he will not necessarily endorse Democrats for election to the closely divided state Senate, even though he's a Democrat. He says he'll consider candidates...  Go to full article

Race for open Assembly seat heats up

Democrat Dennis Tarantino, a lawyer from Glens Falls, says he's ready to ramp up his campaign for state Assembly. Meanwhile, Republican Dan Stec, town supervisor of...  Go to full article

Hoffman backs Doheny

Lake Placid accountant Doug Hoffman has made it crystal clear who he will vote for in this fall's congressional election. Speaking before a small crowd at Legends Bistro in...  Go to full article

GOP primary tomorrow: Doheny v. Greene

Republican voters in New York's new 21st Congressional District have two choices when they head to the polls tomorrow: Matt Doheny and Kellie Greene. Doheny, a businessman...  Go to full article
Dennis Tarantino, a lawyer from Glens Falls, plans to run for NY's 114th Assembly District seat as a Democrat. Photo: courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Looks like a race in 114th Assembly district

Republican Dan Stec will have a Democratic challenger in the race for New York's new 114th Assembly District. Dennis Tarantino, a lawyer from Glens Falls, has been endorsed...  Go to full article

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