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Voters react to Owens-Doheny debate

While military issues were a big part of Thursday night's debate between congressional candidates Matt Doheny (R) and incumbent Bill Owens (D), the economy and unemployment were on most voters' minds. Joanna Richards took a sampling of public opinion right after the debate.  Go to full article

NY21 Debate: Candidates spar in Plattsburgh

Two of the three candidates for the North Country's congressional seat squared off in Plattsburgh Tuesday night for a debate sponsored by WPTZ television.

Green Party candidate Donald Hassig wasn't included in the debate, but the forum did include an opportunity for Republican challenger Matt Doheny and Democratic congressman Bill Owens to question each other about issues ranging from Medicare reform to trade with China.

The exchange was heated at times, with the two men accusing each other of misleading voters and embracing policies that hurt the North Country.  Go to full article
Voters will see one debate next week, and two more in October.
Voters will see one debate next week, and two more in October.

NY21: House candidates agree to three debates

It looks like voters in the North Country will get three more chances to see the congressional candidates meet face-to-face before election day. Republican Matt Doheny and Democrat Bill Owens have agreed to three debates, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25.  Go to full article

STORY UPDATED: NY21: Doheny absent from lively Medicare debate

UPDATE: After this story was published on Wednesday morning, Matt Doheny released his ideas for changes to Medicare. Those can be found at
his website.

NCPR requested another interview with Doheny, now that his policy has been made public. His campaign responded, "No."
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Medicare has become a central issue in Senate and Congressional races this year, especially since Republican Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate. Medicare covers more than 40 million seniors, and nearly 9 million people with disabilities nationwide.

Paul Ryan is head of the House Budget Committee, and wrote a plan to dramatically restructure the program. President Obama's health care law also makes big changes to it.

In the 21st District Congressional race, political ads on both sides have focused on the issue. But parsing the truth from campaign rhetoric can take a fine-toothed comb--especially because Republican candidate Matt Doheny still refuses to talk about Medicare.  Go to full article

NY21: Doheny campaign gears up in wake of poll

Matt Doheny, republican challenger for New York's 21st District Congressional seat, is keeping a busy campaign schedule this week in the wake of Monday's poll showing him well behind Democratic congressman Bill Owens. The Doheny team says he'll make appearances at the Bombardier plant in Plattsburgh and the Bravo Italiano Festival in Watertown, with whistle stops in Peru and Lowville

On Sunday, Doheny will campaign with Texas Republican congressman Pete Sessions in Ballston Spa -- receiving a nod of support from the national party. Siena's survey showed Doheny trailing 13 points behind Owens, with two months left in the campaign.  Go to full article
Republican Matt Doheny (shown campaigning in Canton during his 2010 bid for the seat) faces a steep climb in the final weeks of the NY21 campaign, according to a new Siena Poll.
Republican Matt Doheny (shown campaigning in Canton during his 2010 bid for the seat) faces a steep climb in the final weeks of the NY21 campaign, according to a new Siena Poll.

NY21 Poll: Owens leads Doheny by 13 points

The Siena College Research Institute released the first independent poll of the 21st district congressional race Monday at 6 a.m. The survey shows Democratic incumbent Bill Owens holding a commanding lead over Republican challenger Matt Doheny.

Owens is winning 49 percent of voter support, according to the poll. Doheny is attracting just 36 percent support from those surveyed. Third party Green candidate Donald Hassig is garnering six percent.  Go to full article

NY21: Owens works senior vote in Massena

Senior citizens vote at higher rates than the rest of the population. So they'll be key to the eventual winner of the North Country's 21st Congressional district. And issues important to seniors, like health care law and Medicare, will take front stage until November.

Democrat Bill Owens' campaign has been ratcheting up the debate with Republican Matt Doheny on Medicare. Owens himself reached out to senior citizens at the Seniorama expo yesterday in Massena.  Go to full article
Bill Owens in his first TV spot of the campaign. Photo: Owens Campaign
Bill Owens in his first TV spot of the campaign. Photo: Owens Campaign

NY21: Bill Owens launches first TV spot of campaign

Congressman Bill Owens is launching his first TV spot. With just over two months before election day, the ad will air primarily on stations that broadcast in the Glens Falls area.

That's a part of the North Country that was added to Owens' district this year.  Go to full article
Matt Doheny (at right) in his first TV spot of the 2012 season. Photo: Doheny campaign
Matt Doheny (at right) in his first TV spot of the 2012 season. Photo: Doheny campaign

NY21: Doheny goes live with first TV ad

Republican challenger Matt Doheny began airing his first TV spot yesterday, as he fights to unseat Democratic incumbent Bill Owens in November. The campaign for the 21st district House seat has been relatively quiet so far.

But both parties are expected to spend big on TV and radio ads in the final weeks of the race.  Go to full article

In NY21 race, Doheny, Owens wrangle over fall debates

A disagreement has erupted over debates in the race for the North Country's seat in congress. The campaigns for Bill Owens and Matt Doheny say they have agreed to a total of four debates this fall.

For the most part, the candidates have each chosen different events and different venues. But the two sides have agreed to appear at one debate in late September in Glens Falls.  Go to full article

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