North Country Representitive Bill Owens is all over TV this week, telling the media he favors taxing the rich, but will settle for the plan advanced by Senator Harry Reid. All members of Congress are getting lots of phone calls and emails and Mr. Owens knows he will face an aggressive challenge next year by his lost foe, businessman Matt Doheny of Watertown.
Mr. Doheny is a business whiz and surely plans a campaign centered on his disdain for deficits and debt. Mr. Owens will focus on class warfare and protecting entitlements for a largely older and lower income NNY constituency.
Ads are already on cable ripping at Mr. Owens and if the GOP is successful in forcing the President to sign a shorter term debt ceiling increase, look for NY23 to be a battleground in 2012 on the issue of debt and deficits.
Watertown Daily Times As debt ceiling deadline approaches, Owens website crashes