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Matt Funiciello is running for the NY-21 congressional district seat on the Green Party line. Photo: Funiciello campaign
Matt Funiciello is running for the NY-21 congressional district seat on the Green Party line. Photo: Funiciello campaign

NY-21: Matt Funiciello campaigns in St. Lawrence County today

Green party candidate for Congress Matt Funiciello will make his first campaign stops in St. Lawrence County today.

The Glens Falls-based bakery and café owner will attend Seniorama, an annual gathering of the state Senior Action Council at SUNY Canton, at 10 this morning.  Go to full article
Democrat Aaron Woolf campaigning in Malone, NY. Photo: Brian Mann
Democrat Aaron Woolf campaigning in Malone, NY. Photo: Brian Mann

North Country's economic fears echo on campaign trail

It's now less than three months to the November election, when the North Country will choose a new member of Congress.

The race between Republican Elise Stefanik, Democrat Aaron Woolf and Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello is expected to be one of the most competitive, hard-fought House contests in the country.

Big campaigns can be punishing affairs, with huge ad blitzes, vast amounts of anonymous campaign cash, and a lot of mudslinging. But there are also days when elections actually allow voters to talk about their concerns and their problems with politicians.  Go to full article
Aaron Woolf is seeking the NY-21 House seat. Photo provided by NYS Democratic Party
Aaron Woolf is seeking the NY-21 House seat. Photo provided by NYS Democratic Party

Woolf addresses health dept. violations; campaign airs first TV ad

For the first time, Democratic congressional candidate Aaron Woolf is personally addressing a report that a grocery and deli he owns in Brooklyn were hit with dozens of health violations.

And Woolf is on the air in the first TV ad of the campaign.  Go to full article
Elise Stefanik, GOP candidate for the NY-21 Congressional seat. Photo: Stefanik campaign
Elise Stefanik, GOP candidate for the NY-21 Congressional seat. Photo: Stefanik campaign

Stefanik gets "Politico" treatment

One of the North Country's congressional candidates was featured this week in a major national journal.

Elise Stefanik, the Republican seeking the 21st district seat, was featured in a front-page profile in "Politico," one of the largest on-line magazines focusing on politics.  Go to full article
Matt Doheny endorsed Elise Stefanik on Friday, but he admitted he's still angry with the GOP establishment. Photo: David Sommerstein.
Matt Doheny endorsed Elise Stefanik on Friday, but he admitted he's still angry with the GOP establishment. Photo: David Sommerstein.

NY-21: Doheny endorsement of Stefanik improves GOP chances

Elise Stefanik continued her campaign for Congress this weekend with stops at the Seaway Festival parade in Ogdensburg and the annual steak roast in Newcomb.

They were Stefanik's first appearances as the solo Republican in the race after Watertown businessman Matt Doheny dropped out on Friday. Stefanik bested Doheny with more than 60% of the votes in the Republican primary last month.

Doheny's decision strengthens Stefanik's candidacy in a three-way race with Democrat Aaron Woolf and Green party candidate Matt Funiciello.

David Sommerstein was at Doheny's press conference Friday in Watertown and joined Martha Foley this morning to talk about how Doheny's decision refocuses the race.  Go to full article

Doheny expected to announce his NY21 race plans Friday

Long-time Republican candidate Matt Doheny still hasn't said whether he'll run for the North Country's congressional seat this year.

But he says he'll make a formal announcement on Friday at an event at his campaign headquarters in Watertown.  Go to full article
One of the NY-21 GOP candidates, Elise Stefanik (left), and Democratic candidate Aaron Woolf. NCPR file photos
One of the NY-21 GOP candidates, Elise Stefanik (left), and Democratic candidate Aaron Woolf. NCPR file photos

NY-21: Woolf has funding edge over Stefanik for Congress

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Federal campaign finance records show Republican Elise Stefanik at a disadvantage against Democrat Aaron Woolf after a bruising primary fight in northern New York's 21st Congressional District.

A report covering the period from June 5 to June 30 shows she has about $152,000 in cash on hand compared to almost $760,000 for Woolf.  Go to full article
Matt Funiciello is a long-time business owner and founder of the Rock Hill Bakehouse in Glens Falls.  Photo:  Funiciello Campaign
Matt Funiciello is a long-time business owner and founder of the Rock Hill Bakehouse in Glens Falls. Photo: Funiciello Campaign

NY21: Baker turned Green Party candidate "angry in a nice way"

It's just over four months before the November election and Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello is making his first campaign stops around the 21st district.

Funiciello says he's running to win the North Country's House seat, hoping to follow in the footsteps of other maverick members of congress like Bernie Sanders and Ron Paul.

A long-time business-owner and founder of the Rock Hill Bakehouse in Glens Falls, Funiciello says he hopes to peel away disgruntled voters who in the past might have backed Republican or Democratic candidates.  Go to full article
Elise Stefanik declares victory in Glens Falls Tuesday night, with her family and GOP county leaders behind her. Photo: Brian Mann
Elise Stefanik declares victory in Glens Falls Tuesday night, with her family and GOP county leaders behind her. Photo: Brian Mann

Stefanik overwhelms Doheny in NY-21 GOP primary

November's ballot is set after yesterday's primary elections. Among the races decided yesterday, Elise Stefanik beat Matt Doheny in the GOP primary for the 21st District Congressional seat opened up by Democratic Congressman Bill Owens' decision not to run this year.

Stefanik's win sent shock waves through the North Country last night. She was unknown before moving to Willsboro in Essex County last year. Yesterday, she won 60 percent of the votes in the Republican primary for the region's House seat. She toppled Watertown businessman and investment banker Matt Doheny, who was running for the third time.

After a sometimes bruising and bitter campaign, Stefanik, who is 29 years-old, won every county in the sprawling district.

We have two reports this morning, the first from Brian Mann -- who was at Stefanik's victory rally last night in Glens Falls, then from David Sommerstein, who was with Doheny supporters in Watertown.  Go to full article

No clear frontrunner in NY21 GOP primary

Tuesday, voters will decide the outcome of the bitter Republican primary that has pitted Watertown businessman Matt Doheny against Elise Stefanik.

Stefanik is an experienced GOP policy adviser whose family owns a seasonal home in Willsboro in Essex County. This race had looked to be a sleepy one.

But then Congressman Bill Owens, a Democrat, decided not to seek reelection and that shifted the Republican primary into high gear. Brian Mann and David Sommerstein spoke with Todd Moe about tomorrow's vote.  Go to full article

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