May 20, 2014 — 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
Congressional hopeful Elise Stefanik (at right) tours the Urban Mission in Watertown. NCPR file photo: David Sommerstein.
Willsboro, NY, May 13, 2014 — 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
Aaron Woolf has been chosen by Democratic Party leaders in the North Country to seek the NY-21 House seat. Photo provided by NYS Democratic Party
Feb 13, 2014 — Democratic leaders in the North Country have chosen a political newcomer to seek the House seat in the 21st congressional district.
County chairs from across the region met yesterday in Long Lake and chose Aaron Woolf, an award-winning documentary filmmaker who lives part of the year in Elizabethtown and also operates a grocery in Brooklyn. Go to full article
Former Gouverneur mayor and Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava works now as Deputy Secretary of State for Local Government (Source: NYSDOS)