Nobody thought it would be a race....and in the end, it wasn't.
Self made millionaire and Alex Bay native Matt Doheny rolled to victory in the GOP Congressional primary. Doheny doused political novice Kellie Greene by a larger than expected 72-28 margin, according to unofficial tallies late Tuesday.
Turnout was in single digits and the victory party crowd at the Italian American Club featured as many campaign staffers as supporters. This race never really caught fire as the underfunded Greene tried to live off the land against a well heeled and well oiled Doheny effort.
In remarks to supporters, Doheny repeated the mantra ahead....the Obama-Owens team...the moniker comes after Mr. Owens announced he will not attend the Democratic National Convention, presumably to avoid the linkage to Mr. Obama.
Health care, the deficit, and the economy loom as the issues ahead for Doheny, while Democrats will no doubt try to draw personal comparisons.
For tonights winner, a busy week ahead as he prepares for his gala St. Lawrence River wedding to fiance and NYC lawyer Mary Reidy.