21st Congressional district http://wrvo.org en Stefanik wins GOP 21st Congressional District primary http://wrvo.org/post/stefanik-wins-gop-21st-congressional-district-primary <p>After entering the race as a complete unknown last year, Elise Stefanik won the Republican Party primary in New York's 21st Congressional District Tuesday night by a commanding margin over Matt Doheny.<br /><br />Stefanik, a 29-year-old political analyst, overcame non-existent name recognition, opposition from some senior GOP leaders, and claims that she was a "carpetbagger" from outside the North Country district.<br /> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 04:52:04 +0000 David Sommerstein & Brian Mann 57867 at http://wrvo.org Stefanik wins GOP 21st Congressional District primary Doheny, Stefanik take similar platforms to North Country voters http://wrvo.org/post/doheny-stefanik-take-similar-platforms-north-country-voters <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the past few months, North Country voters have heard a lot about the two Republican candidates running to represent the party in this fall's election for New York's </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional District. But the differences between Elise </span>Stefanik<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Matt </span>Doheny<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> aren't really that vast.</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:16:06 +0000 Gino Geruntino 57796 at http://wrvo.org Doheny, Stefanik take similar platforms to North Country voters Doheny, Stefanik debate local and national issues http://wrvo.org/post/doheny-stefanik-debate-local-and-national-issues <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The two candidates vying for the Republican Party's nod in the </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional District showed a lot of similarities during an hour-long primary debate held Thursday in Watertown. The debate between Matt </span>Doheny<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Elise </span>Stefanik<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was broadcast on </span>WWNY<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Watertown and North Country Public Radio and public television.</span></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:14:10 +0000 Gino Geruntino 57259 at http://wrvo.org Doheny, Stefanik debate local and national issues Doheny says attack ad launched againgst him crosses a line http://wrvo.org/post/doheny-says-attack-ad-launched-againgst-him-crosses-line <p></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:22:10 +0000 Gino Geruntino 56826 at http://wrvo.org North Country Congressional candidate Aaron Woolf speaks on the issues http://wrvo.org/post/north-country-congressional-candidate-aaron-woolf-speaks-issues <p></p><p>The endorsed Democratic candidate for Bill Owens' seat in Congress finally broke his media silence Wednesday, speaking with several North Country media outlets. Aaron Woolf spoke with North Country Public Radio's David Sommerstein on a range of issues, from gun control and health care to why a political rookie wants to represent the region. Democratic county chairs chose Woolf to run a month ago, but he had declined interviews until now.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:08:35 +0000 David Sommerstein 52626 at http://wrvo.org North Country Congressional candidate Aaron Woolf speaks on the issues North Country candidate Democrat Aaron Woolf says media silence is not inaction http://wrvo.org/post/north-country-candidate-democrat-aaron-woolf-says-media-silence-not-inaction <p></p><p>The elusive Democrat who's running for Bill Owens' seat is meeting privately with local leaders across the 21st Congressional District. Documentary filmmaker Aaron Woolf met with Warren County Democrats in Lake George Wednesday night after visiting the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce in Canton.<br /><br />It's been more than three weeks since party leaders endorsed Woolf. Even though he's barely spoken with the media, Woolf says he's been busy.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:36:57 +0000 David Sommerstein 52302 at http://wrvo.org North Country candidate Democrat Aaron Woolf says media silence is not inaction Green party voters may get primary race in 21st http://wrvo.org/post/green-party-voters-may-get-primary-race-21st <p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:05:07 +0000 David Sommerstein 51670 at http://wrvo.org Doheny will be on the ballot again for the 21st District http://wrvo.org/post/doheny-will-be-ballot-again-21st-district <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Matt </span>Doheny<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is again adding his name to the 2014 ballot for northern New York's&nbsp;</span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Congressional</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District. </span>Doheny<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the owner of a private investment firm in Watertown, ran for the seat in 2010 and 2012, but lost both races to Democrat Bill Owens. Owens announced last month that he will retire after his term ends at the end of this year.</span></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:07:09 +0000 Gino Geruntino 51589 at http://wrvo.org Doheny will be on the ballot again for the 21st District Russell leaving door open on Congressional run; for now, focused on Assembly work http://wrvo.org/post/russell-leaving-door-open-congressional-run-now-focused-assembly-work <p></p><p>State Assemblywoman Addie Russell’s name surfaced as a possible Democratic contender for the 21<sup>st</sup>&nbsp;Congressional District seat, after Rep. Bill Owens announced he won’t run again.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:49:53 +0000 Joanna Richards 50074 at http://wrvo.org Russell leaving door open on Congressional run; for now, focused on Assembly work Owens will not seek reelection to Congress http://wrvo.org/post/owens-will-not-seek-reelection-congress <p></p><p>North Country Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection in November -- surprising the political establishment and putting the seat for the 21<sup>st</sup> Congressional District up for grabs.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:59:10 +0000 Catherine Loper 49924 at http://wrvo.org Owens will not seek reelection to Congress Owens holds on to North Country congressional seat http://wrvo.org/post/owens-holds-north-country-congressional-seat <p>Democrat Bill Owens survived one of the most costly and bitter political campaigns in North Country history last night. He defeated Republican businessman Matt Doheny by about 4,000 votes. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 15:00:02 +0000 Brian Mann & David Sommerstein 28758 at http://wrvo.org Owens and Doheny debate agricultural issues http://wrvo.org/post/owens-and-doheny-debate-agricultural-issues <p>Democrat Congressman Bill Owens from Plattsburgh says passage of the federal farm bill that has stalled in Washington is one of his top priorities. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 20:17:10 +0000 Brian Mann 25578 at http://wrvo.org Owens works the senior vote in the North Country http://wrvo.org/post/owens-works-senior-vote-north-country <p>Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) is making Medicare a big issue in his race with Republican Matt Doheny.<br><br>Senior citizens vote at higher rates than the rest of the population.&nbsp; So they’ll be key to the eventual winner of the North Country’s 21st Congressional district.&nbsp; And issues important to seniors, like health care law and Medicare, will take front stage until November.</p><p>Owens’ campaign has been ratcheting up the debate with Doheny on Medicare. Sat, 25 Aug 2012 12:00:01 +0000 David Sommerstein 24915 at http://wrvo.org Owens works the senior vote in the North Country Owens enters contest of the airwaves http://wrvo.org/post/owens-enters-contest-airwaves <p>Congressman Bill Owens has released the first television advertisement of his re-election campaign --&nbsp; a day after his Republican opponent Matt Doheny did.<br> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 20:28:48 +0000 Catherine Loper 24794 at http://wrvo.org GOP on state of the race for Congressional seats in NY http://wrvo.org/post/gop-state-race-congressional-seats-ny <p>New York State will be in the thick of it when it comes to&nbsp; races for Congress this November, because there are more competitive races than usual for house seats&nbsp; in the Empire State.<br /><br /> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:46:37 +0000 Ellen Abbott 22355 at http://wrvo.org November Congressional ballot decided http://wrvo.org/post/november-congressional-ballot-decided <p>Tuesday&#39;s federal primary in New York state was marked by low turnout.&nbsp; New York&#39;s primaries were split into three dates this year, with a presidential primary in April, Tuesday&#39;s Congressional primary and a September primary for state Senate and Assembly candidates. Experts believe having a primary in June, which is not traditional for New York, contributed to the low turnout. But, it is now known who will be on the ballot for Congress in November.</p><p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:16:20 +0000 Jason Smith 21632 at http://wrvo.org Interview: Republican Kellie Greene, candidate for 21st Congressional district http://wrvo.org/post/interview-republican-kellie-greene-candidate-21st-congressional-district <p>June 26 is Congressional primary day in New York. In the newly redrawn 21st district in Northern New York,&nbsp; Republican Kellie Greene is running against Matt Doheny. The winner of that race will face incumbent Democrat Congressman Bill Owens in November. Doheny lost a close race to Owens two years ago. This year Greene hopes to get the chance to take on Owens.&nbsp; Greene spoke with WRVO&#39;s Catherine Loper.</p><p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 13:49:44 +0000 Catherine Loper 21387 at http://wrvo.org Interview: Republican Kellie Greene, candidate for 21st Congressional district Interview: Republican Matt Doheny, candidate for 21st Congressional district http://wrvo.org/post/interview-republican-matt-doheny-candidate-21st-congressional-district <p>June 26&nbsp; is Congressional primary day in New York.&nbsp; In the newly redrawn 21st district in northern New York.&nbsp; Republican Matt Doheny is running against Kellie Greene. The winner of that race will face incumbent Democrat Bill Owens in November. Doheny lost a close race to Owens two years ago, and he&#39;s back for another run this year. Doheny recently he spoke with WRVO&#39;s Catherine Loper.</p><p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:49:11 +0000 Catherine Loper 21383 at http://wrvo.org Interview: Republican Matt Doheny, candidate for 21st Congressional district