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Outside money plays big role in NY-21 campaign

The latest report from the independent campaign watchdog group Open Secrets shows that Republican Matt Doheny has drawn huge support from outside groups hoping to influence the 21st District Congressional race.  Go to full article
Matt Doheny (R) with Saranac Lake Community Store general manager Craig Waters. Photo: Brian Mann
Matt Doheny (R) with Saranac Lake Community Store general manager Craig Waters. Photo: Brian Mann

NY21: What's Matt Doheny's business background?

The 21st District congressional race is shaping up to be the most negative and expensive political fights in North Country history.

The campaigns of Democrat Bill Owens and Republican Matt Doheny have spent more than a million dollars apiece, slamming each other with attack ads.

Americans for Tax Reform, a "Super PAC" using money from anonymous donors, has also pumped more than $800 thousand into TV spots blasting Owens.

One of the biggest messaging battles is the effort by both candidates to brand themselves as common sense businessmen, with the kind of skill and experience that will help revive the region's long-suffering economy.

It turns out the two candidates each have strong but very different records in the private sector. In the first of two stories, we look at Matt Doheny's background in business.  Go to full article
Bill Owens (left) and Matt Doheny at the YNN NY21 Candidate Debate. Photo: Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times provided courtesy YNN
Bill Owens (left) and Matt Doheny at the YNN NY21 Candidate Debate. Photo: Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times provided courtesy YNN

NY21: Owens leads Doheny by one point, Siena poll finds

A new poll released Thursday morning from Siena Research Institute shows a massive shift of support away from Democrat Bill Owens.

According to the survey, Matt Doheny, the Republican challenger from Watertown, now trails the incumbent from Plattsburgh by just one point.  Go to full article

NY21: Brian Mann's conversation with Siena Pollster Steven Greenberg

A new poll released Thursday morning from Siena Research Institute shows a massive shift of support away from Democrat Bill Owens. Brian Mann spoke with Siena Pollster Steven Greenberg.  Go to full article
Bill Owens (left) and Matt Doheny at the YNN NY-21 Candidate Debate. Photo: Amanda Morrison, <em>Watertown Daily Times</em> provided courtesy YNN
Bill Owens (left) and Matt Doheny at the YNN NY-21 Candidate Debate. Photo: Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times provided courtesy YNN

Owens, Doheny spar in last NY-21 debate

The two major party candidates met for the last debate in the North Country's Congressional race Thursday night in Watertown. Green Party candidate Don Hassig wasn't invited to the event hosted by YNN TV.

Incumbent Democrat Bill Owens and Republican Matt Doheny sparred on well-trodden ground, like tax cuts, the deficit, and Medicare.

They also differed, sharply at times, on a range of other issues, including the military.  Go to full article

Voters react to Owens-Doheny debate

While military issues were a big part of Thursday night's debate between congressional candidates Matt Doheny (R) and incumbent Bill Owens (D), the economy and unemployment were on most voters' minds. Joanna Richards took a sampling of public opinion right after the debate.  Go to full article

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
Green Party candidate Donald Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty
Green Party candidate Donald Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty

NY21 Green Party candidate: deport foreign farm workers

The candidates in the race for New York's 21st District Congressional seat gathered Thursday night for a forum in Wanakena. At that forum, Green Party candidate Donald Hassig called for foreign workers on farms in the North Country to be rounded up and deported.

Hassig blasted plans put forward by the Democratic and Republican candidates to allow more laborers to work legally on dairy farms and apple orchards.  Go to full article

NY21 Debate: Candidates spar in Plattsburgh

Two of the three candidates for the North Country's congressional seat squared off in Plattsburgh Tuesday night for a debate sponsored by WPTZ television.

Green Party candidate Donald Hassig wasn't included in the debate, but the forum did include an opportunity for Republican challenger Matt Doheny and Democratic congressman Bill Owens to question each other about issues ranging from Medicare reform to trade with China.

The exchange was heated at times, with the two men accusing each other of misleading voters and embracing policies that hurt the North Country.  Go to full article
Voters will see one debate next week, and two more in October.
Voters will see one debate next week, and two more in October.

NY21: House candidates agree to three debates

It looks like voters in the North Country will get three more chances to see the congressional candidates meet face-to-face before election day. Republican Matt Doheny and Democrat Bill Owens have agreed to three debates, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25.  Go to full article

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