Congressional hopeful Matt Doheny sees the union of three ballot lines (Republican, Conservative and Independence) as the main reason he will reverse his narrow 2010 defeat to Rep. Bill Owens. Mr. Doheny also points to a GOP registration advantage in the newly drawn 21st CD.
Mr. Doheny made his remarks last night to supporters. He also cited a "minor hurdle" he faces on June 26 with a GOP primary against Kellie Greene. He urged the faithful to make sure they vote that day. This is the first time in decades a primary has even been held so early.
Last night's gathering at the Partridge Berry was attended by about 50 to 75 supporters, and was hosted by local Tea Party activists, Chuck and Lisa Ruggiero.
Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush was there, as were a couple of county legislators.
Next door in the bar, I ran into a rehearsal dinner party for Mike Perkins from FX Caprara. Billy was there and several other friends. That's where I picked up the tid bits about Pete's.
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