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Matt Doheny.
Matt Doheny.

Hoffman's withdrawal expected to boost GOP chances

In a press release announcing his withdrawal from the 23rd CD race yesterday, Doug Hoffman wrote, "I entered the 23rd Congressional District race for the good of our nation and to represent the common sense beliefs and values of the voters of upstate New York. Our nation is at a crossroads and it is imperative that on Election Day we wrest control of Congress from Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat majority."

He strongly urged his supporters to "not vote for me and certainly not vote for the Democrat or Working Families Party candidate."

Hoffman offers a clear endorsement of Matt Doheny, the Republican in the contest. "Matt Doheny and I may have differed on some issues during the course of our primary race. Now, we must put those differences aside and do what is best for our nation. So today, I am asking all my supporters to cast their vote for Matt Doheny on Election Day, November 2nd."

Jude Seymour has followed this race, and last year's special election, as political reporter for the Watertown Daily Times.
He told David Sommerstein Hoffman's endorsement of Doheny is bound to be a plus for the Republican.  Go to full article
Matt Doheny looks on as David O'Brien Martin endorses him.
Matt Doheny looks on as David O'Brien Martin endorses him.

Doheny wins former Congressman endorsement

Republican Matt Doheny is tapping into North Country GOP tradition in his campaign for Congress. Longtime Congressman David O'Brien Martin endorsed Doheny for the 23rd district Republican primary yesterday in Watertown. And he took some shots at Doheny's competition. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

McHugh, Oot spar over Iraq, civil liberties

In this election season, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have often been eclipsed by the sagging economy. But national security took center stage last night when Congressman John McHugh and challenger Mike Oot met for a debate in Plattsburgh, hosted by Mountain Lake PBS. The pair clashed repeatedly over the war's future, treatment of returning soldiers, and civil liberties. Brian Mann has our story.

NOTE: Last night's debate was hosted by Mountain Lake PBS. It will air in its entirety on October 30 at 8 pm.  Go to full article

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