Congressional candidate Matt Doheny continues a break-neck travel schedule as he tries to outpace rivals Doug Hoffman and Rep. Bill Owens.
Saturday night, after three days of announcing across eleven counties, he attended a dinner at the Elks Club in Watertown before heading to West Carthage to chat up customers at the Wicked Wench Tavern.
The "Wench" is owned by local Independence Party activist Tammy Bramhall and Doheny wants the IP line. While that decision rests with the party's state chair, local activists have an impact on that process as well as on how people actually vote.
Doheny, at age 39, is better able to maintain the pace needed to compete in this massive district.
When you see his energy and enthusiasm, it's easy to imagine him winning the GOP primary and perhaps the general election in November. Campaigns are about a lot of things, but hard work is high on the list of factors.
I watched him chat up middle age customers at the Wench and his recent spate of publicity in the MSM has increased awareness of who he is.
Doheny predicts he will have the support of all eleven county chairs, as well as many independent activists in the tea party movement.
He is the establishment candidate in a way but as a fresh face with authentic conservative views, he differs from the run of the mill GOP candidate of recent years.