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It’s sprint week for incumbent Democrat Bill Owens from Plattsburgh and Republican challenger Matt Doheny from Watertown. Check out our coverage of the issues,...
It’s impossible to get all the interesting tidbits of a Congressional debate shoehorned into a three minute radio story, so here are a few remainders from last night’s final NY-21 debate between Bill Owens and Matt Doheny:
The lightning round...
Oct 22, 2012 — North Country Green Party candidate Donald Hassig says he left a profane voice mail message over the weekend on the answering machine of a woman who serves as one of his party's top state officials.
In an email statement sent to North Country Public Radio, Hassig says he called party co-chair Gloria Mattera "an American elitist bitch." This after the party issued a statement Friday calling Hassig's statements about "Mexican" workers "disturbing and reprehensible", and saying although he's petitioned for the Green Party line on November's ballots, "we do not consider him a Green candidate."
Hassig is running for a House seat in the North Country's 21st congressional district.
The message follows an ugly blow-up within the Green Party that began last Thursday, when Hassig argued at a candidate forum in Wanakena that immigrants working on North Country dairy farms should be rounded up and deported. Go to full article
Queensbury, NY, Oct 08, 2012 — All three candidates for the NY-21 congressional seat, incumbent Democrat Bill Owens, Republican challenger Matt Doheny, and Green Party challenger Don Hassig, met for a debate in Queensbury NY on September 25. Watch the video of that debate, as presented in video by Mountain Lake PBS on the October 4 edition of their program Mountain Lake Journal.
NCPR thanks Mountain Lake PBS for permission to use their work in our Election 2012 coverage. Go to full article
Watertown, NY, Oct 04, 2012 — For the first time, Republican Matt Doheny has released an internal poll that shows him trailing Democratic congressman Bill Owens by just five percentage points in the North Country's congressional race.
That's a much narrower gap than an independent Siena Research Institute survey revealed last month. Siena's poll gave Owens a 13-point lead.
This new survey of 400 voters was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies earlier this week and was paid for by the Doheny campaign.
According to the poll, Owens leads the race with 45% of likely voters. Doheny had support from 40% of voters in the region. Go to full article