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The GOP candidates Elise Stefanik and Matt Doheny will face off in a primary on June 24. Photo courtesy Mountain Lake PBS
The GOP candidates Elise Stefanik and Matt Doheny will face off in a primary on June 24. Photo courtesy Mountain Lake PBS

Stefanik, Doheny trade barbs, share policies in Watertown debate

The clock is ticking for Republican Congressional candidates Matt Doheny and Elise Stefanik. Primary voters will make their choice between the two June 24. Both campaigns are airing attacks ads as the Republican primary draws closer.

Doheny and Stefanik faced off at a debate in Watertown yesterday. Despite the vitriolic ads, the debate was mostly friendly, and the two candidates agreed on most issues.  Go to full article
Republican Matt Doheny poses with Carol Enslow, left, and Chris Whitmarsh, two women who run the Am Vet post 11 Ladies Auxiliary Wednesday lunch. Photo: David Sommerstein
Republican Matt Doheny poses with Carol Enslow, left, and Chris Whitmarsh, two women who run the Am Vet post 11 Ladies Auxiliary Wednesday lunch. Photo: David Sommerstein

NY-21: Does Doheny have a likeability problem?

Three of the four candidates for the North Country's seat in Congress will take questions at a public forum tonight in the Warren County town of Hague. Republicans Elise Stefanik and Matt Doheny and Green party candidate Matt Funiciello plan to attend. Democratic candidate Aaron Woolf is not scheduled to be there.

The Republicans will face off again tomorrow night in Watertown in a debate that will be broadcast here on North Country Public Radio. Stefanik and Doheny face a GOP primary election on June 24. In advance of the debate, David Sommerstein joins Martha Foley to offer a profile of Matt Doheny (you can find our profile of Elise Stefanik here.)  Go to full article
Elise Stefanik and Matt Doheny are vying for the Republican line in the 21st Congressional district.
Elise Stefanik and Matt Doheny are vying for the Republican line in the 21st Congressional district.

NY-21: Negative attack ads manipulate media coverage

The Republican candidates for the North Country's seat in Congress continued their campaigning this weekend. Elise Stefanik was going door to door in Warrensburg and Fort Edward. Matt Doheny crisscrossed the district from Chaumont to Inlet to Warrenburg.

The two are careening towards an early primary on June 24, just 15 days from today. Voting in party primaries is usually low; the two candidates are doing their utmost to get the rank and file voter's attention.

Meanwhile, the ad war hit a new level of nasty, drawing complaints from the local media in the process.

David Sommerstein and Martha Foley sort through what's going on with the ads and the developing race.  Go to full article
Elise Stefanik and Matt Doheny are vying for the Republican line in the 21st Congressional district.
Elise Stefanik and Matt Doheny are vying for the Republican line in the 21st Congressional district.

NY-21: Stefanik, Doheny vie for North Country roots in first debate

The two Republicans seeking to represent the North Country in Congress came out swinging Tuesday night in their first debate before the June 24 primary. The one-hour debate was broadcast on Time-Warner Cable and taped in Albany.

Elise Stefanik and Matt Doheny carved out few differences on policy. But they disagreed sharply on what's become the defining issue in this campaign - who can claim the deepest North Country roots.  Go to full article
Photo: cpualexd, CC, Some rights reserved.
Photo: cpualexd, CC, Some rights reserved.

Voter vox pop: Are you tuned in to the NY-21 race?

Tonight is the first Republican debate in the race for the North Country's congressional seat, with the primary coming up in just a few weeks.

But one big question is: are voters paying attention?

Reporter Natasha Haverty tried to get some sense of that yesterday afternoon, asking the people scattered along Higley Flow State Park in Colton just how tuned they are to this election. The folks she spoke to turned out to be a motley crew--from a couple of non-voters, to a former North Country congressional candidate.  Go to full article
GOP candidates for the NY-21 congressional seat: Elise Stefanik (left) and Matt Doheny
GOP candidates for the NY-21 congressional seat: Elise Stefanik (left) and Matt Doheny

NY-21: GOP primary heats up, but who's paying attention?

Believe it or not, the primary election in New York is just a month away. It's long been held in September, but the date was moved up this year, in part to get a jump on the national political calendar.

But the timing is pressurizing primary contests, including the Republican primary race for the North Country's Congressional seat. There's news from both Matt Doheny's and Elise Stefanik's campaigns. Reporter David Sommerstein joined Martha Foley to talk about the latest in the race.  Go to full article
Newcomer Elise Stefanik is running strong against established Republican candidate Matt Doheny.  Photo: Stefanik campaign
Newcomer Elise Stefanik is running strong against established Republican candidate Matt Doheny. Photo: Stefanik campaign

NY21: Is Elise Stefanik a fresh new voice or a carpetbagger?

We're just a month away from the Republican primary in the North Country's fiercely-contested House race.

The Democratic and Green Party candidates are running unopposed in their primaries June 24. But Republicans Matt Doheny and Elise Stefanik have been locked in an expensive and sometimes bitter matchup that's involved accusations of carpetbagging and dishonesty.

The first debate between Doheny and Stefanik takes place May 27. This week, we begin profiling the two GOP candidates. Here's Brian Mann and Martha Foley's conversation about Elise Stefanik's life story, her background, and her political ideas (read more about Stefanik's political writing here.)  Go to full article
Elise Stefanik. Photo: Stefanik Campaign, via <a href="http://www.libertarianrepublican.net/2013/12/spunky-millennial-elise-stefanik-makes.html">libertarianrepublican.net</a>
Elise Stefanik. Photo: Stefanik Campaign, via libertarianrepublican.net

What Elise Stefanik's Harvard writings tell us about her politics

If Elise Stefanik goes to Washington, D.C., next year as the North Country's Representative -- and that's still a big if, given the big primary challenge from fellow Republican Matt Doheny and the Democratic campaign now forming around Aaron Woolf -- she'll make the journey eight years after leaving Harvard, where she studied at the Institute of Politics, serving as the student vice president of the Institute, and working as an editorial writer for the Harvard Crimson.

In the years since, Stefanik, now just 29, has worked hard to advance the policies and ideas of other Republican politicians, serving most notably under George W. Bush and Paul Ryan. But during her time at Harvard she wrote essays and gave interviews that offer some insight into her own values, her personality and her own political concerns (get to know today's Stefanik here.) Here are the big takeaways.  Go to full article

NY-21 GOP candidates Doheny and Stefanik both to appear at Watertown luncheon

The race for the North Country's congressional seat gets a little more up close and personal today, with Republican challengers Matt Doheny and Elise Stefanik appearing at the same venue. Both will attend the Watertown Armed Forces Luncheon at noon at the Hilton Garden Inn.

The two candidates have traded barbs at long distance in recent weeks, through sharply worded emails and campaign flyers. This will be one of the first moments when they will appear at the same event.

Doheny, from Watertown, is running for the third time. Stefanik, who has already claimed the Conservative Party ballot line, moved to Willsboro last year and is making her first bid for public office. Later this month, they'll hold the first of two Republican debates on May 27, with the second debate scheduled for June 12.

The party primary is set for June 24. Democrat Aaron Woolf and Green Party candidate Matthew Funiciello are running unopposed. Incumbent Bill Owens, a Democrat from Plattsburgh, is stepping down at the end of this term.  Go to full article
Congressional hopeful Elise Stefanik (at right) tours the Urban Mission in Watertown. NCPR file photo: David Sommerstein.
Congressional hopeful Elise Stefanik (at right) tours the Urban Mission in Watertown. NCPR file photo: David Sommerstein.

With GOP primary near, Stefanik cries foul

The race for the North Country's congressional seat has simplified a bit in recent weeks. Democrat Aaron Woolf, a seasonal resident of Elizabethtown, and Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello, from Glens Falls, will both run unopposed after their primary opponents failed to qualify for the ballot.

But on the Republican side, the primary battle is more complicated and more bitter than ever. Elise Stefanik, a long-time seasonal resident of Willsboro who moved to the North Country last year. and Watertown businessman Matt Doheny, have been trading barbs and accusations.  Go to full article

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