As an aura of invulnerability builds around GOP Congressional candidate Matt Doheny, his possible Republican primary challenger is said to be increasingly remote from media. I am told Kellie Greene thinks the media is unfair to her candidacy and is in the tank for Mr. Doheny.
Actually, they are mostly in the tank for Rep. Bill Owens.
Regardless of how well the MSM has been prepped by the Doheny folks, the real challenge for the challenger is to come up with the petitions to force a GOP primary in June.
Ms. Greene has eschewed the typical county committee meetings in favor of hoping her own outside the establishment people will help her out.
My guess is her petition drive will be tough to mount and challenged in court ad nauseum.
However, within the GOP, Mr. Doheny still has work to do getting beyond the 'I already have a state pension' insiders who run the party.
If it happens, I predict a 68-32 primary win for Doheny and plenty of time over the summer to bind up the wounds.
Meanwhile in the coming days, look for everyone with a pulse to be enlisted to endorse Mr. Doheny in hopes foes will figure out a continued fight is not worth the effort.
Frankly, its not. Matt wins the nomination because he has worked the hardest and the longest. His prospects againt Mr. Owens are 50-50, so it should be an interesting year.