The WDT speculates (window into their soul ?) what would happen if Matt Doheny did the unthinkable and lost the June 26 GOP primary.
He would remain on the Indy and Conservative lines and even without campaigning would ensure a Bill Owens victory.
Since the rules were written by lawyers, only a lawyer can easily get off those lines by accepting a judicial nomination for Supreme Court. Usually for Republicans, that means hopping on the line in the Bronx which is a throwaway...
The only other ways off are to move out of state or die....Pretty high prices for party loyalty.
The chance of that happening is slim...but the corollary question to Kellie Greene is , 'how do you expect to win without the minor lines ?'
No matter who you like, the facts are that uniting the three lines are the only path to a win over Bill Owens and even with that I think it will be a close race.
Watertown Daily Times | Doheny (almost) can't get off Indy, Conservative lines