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GOP will win NY21 seat, and others, party leaders say

Republican party leaders have high expectations when it comes to the November Congressional elections in New York State - and the North Country's 21st Congressional District is on the list of those they say they expect to win.  Go to full article

A new face in the NY-21 race: Stephen Burke

A new candidate has jumped into the race for the 21st Congressional District seat. Stephen Burke, a current member of the Macomb Town Council and former Democratic Chairman for St. Lawrence County, says he's running.

Burke has run unsuccessfully for office repeatedly in the past, including a bid for president, for Lieutenant governor of New York, and for US Congress.  Go to full article
Watertown businessman Matt Doheny as he gave his concession speech in 2012. Photo: David Sommerstein
Watertown businessman Matt Doheny as he gave his concession speech in 2012. Photo: David Sommerstein

Doheny hopes fourth time's a charm in NY-21 run

The plot twists keep coming in the effort to win the 21st District Congressional seat that Bill Owens currently occupies. Yesterday morning, Republican Matt Doheny upended the race by announcing his fourth run in the district. Doheny narrowly lost to Owens in 2010 and 2012, and lost a primary bid in 2009.

He joins a crowded GOP field that includes the party's endorsed candidate, Elise Stefanik, and several lesser known candidates. The Alexandria Bay native's decision riled some North Country Republican leaders.  Go to full article
NY-21 GOP candidate Elise Stefanik (left) and Democratic candidate Aaron Woolf. NCPR file photos
NY-21 GOP candidate Elise Stefanik (left) and Democratic candidate Aaron Woolf. NCPR file photos

No clear "North Country" candidate in NY-21 race

Congressman Bill Owens shocked the political establishment and the entire North Country when he announced last month he wouldn't seek re-election. That decision set in motion a wide-open race, with both parties scrambling to find the best candidates.

Republican party leaders are gathering around Elise Stefanik, a former aide to vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Stefanik has spent much of her life in the Capital district and says she moved to Willsboro in the 21st district last year.

Wednesday, North Country Democrats surprised everyone when they endorsed Aaron Woolf, a documentary filmmaker and a political newcomer.  Go to full article
NYS Ag chief Darrel Aubertine and former GOP Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava top the list of potential Democratic candidates for the NY-21 Congressional race.
NYS Ag chief Darrel Aubertine and former GOP Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava top the list of potential Democratic candidates for the NY-21 Congressional race.

We could have a Democratic NY-21 candidate by end of day today

Democratic leaders in the North Country say they'll hold a daylong meeting today in Long Lake to review possible candidates for the 21st District House seat.

In December, Plattsburgh Democrat Bill Owens announced that he wouldn't seek another term. That sparked a political scramble in the region.  Go to full article
Watertown businessman Matt Doheny ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2010 and 2012. Photo: David Sommerstein
Watertown businessman Matt Doheny ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2010 and 2012. Photo: David Sommerstein

Doheny polling well as potential NY-21 candidate

A new poll released this morning appears to show strong support among Republicans for Matt Doheny, the Watertown businessman who ran unsuccessfully for the North Country's seat in the House of Representatives in 2010 and again in 2012.

The poll -- conducted by a company that has worked for Doheny in the past -- showed him well ahead of Elise Stefanik, the Willsboro resident who has been viewed as the GOP frontrunner.  Go to full article

Betty Little out of NY 21

State Senator Betty Little confirmed yesterday that she won't seek the North Country's House seat. The Republican from Queensbury says she intends to run again for the state senate.  Go to full article
NY-21 Green Party candidate Donald Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty
NY-21 Green Party candidate Donald Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty

Green party denounces Hassig after farmworker statement

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

NY-21: Video, 9/25 Queensbury Congressional candidate debate

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

NY-21: Doheny campaign poll shows him gaining on Owens

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

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