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Congressional contenders trade views at public forum

The candidates vying for the North Country's House seat traveled to the tiny St. Lawrence County village of Wanakena Thursday night for a forum at the Ranger School there.

The three, Democratic incumbent Bill Owens, Republican Matt Doheny, and Green Party contender Donald Hassig, traded views and answered questions on a range of issues.  Go to full article
Photo of the Day archive: Whit Haynes
Photo of the Day archive: Whit Haynes

NY21 candidates push Congress to pass Farm Bill

Congressman Bill Owens of Plattsburgh is calling on the Republican-led House of Representatives to take up the 2012 Farm Bill before the previous Farm Bill expires at the end of the month.

The bill already passed the Senate, and been approved by the bipartisan House Agriculture Committee. Owens, a Democrat, and Republican Chris Gibson of Columbia County, are both members of that committee.

Farmers and farm groups are rallying at the Capitol today to push Congress to act on the Bill. Meanwhile, Politico reports that divisions are surfacing among House Republicans over their leadership's decision to block action on the farm bill. Republican Matt Doheny, who is running against Owens in the 21st District, has also called for a vote on the bill.  Go to full article
Matt Doheny campaigning in Canton during his 2010 run for Congress.
Matt Doheny campaigning in Canton during his 2010 run for Congress.

County GOP leaders line up behind Doheny

Watertown Republican Matt Doheny continues to rack up party endorsements in his bid to unseat Democratic Congressman Bill Owens from Plattsburgh.

Over the last week, he's drawn the backing of Republican leaders in Clinton and Fulton Counties. In Essex County, Doheny won the backing of both the Republican and Conservative Party committees.

In a statement, Clinton County Republican chair Don Lee said Doheny has the "political acumen and business acumen to be one heck of a good congressman."

Doheny faces Kellie Greene of Sackets Harbor in the June primary. Lake Placid accountant Doug Hoffman has also expressed interest in another run for the House seat.

But so far, Doheny has far outpaced his competition in fundraising and endorsements.  Go to full article

Tea party poll shows support for Doheny, Santorum

A straw poll taken late last week by North Country tea party activists in Plattsburgh found that roughly two-thirds of participants support Republican congressional candidate Matt Doheny. The Watertown Republican hopes to challenge Congressman Bill Owens next November.  Go to full article

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