Democrats endorsing Democrats is hardly news, but any kind of active support for Bill Owens from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand could be a factor in helping the incumbent in those areas of NY21 that Ms. Gillibrand once represented before her elevation to the Senate.
Because those areas near Saratoga are not represented by Bill Owens now and challenger Matt Doheny was not known there till this year, an introduction from the sitting Senator could arguably help Mr. Owens. Dems are chomping at the bit to try and draw comparisons between Doheny and former Rep. John Sweeney who was defeated by Gillibrand after a scandal over his personal conduct.
One operative who comments here likes to refer to the Republican as "Dosweeeny"...A not so subtle reference. Already this week the Owens campaign has made a point of telling the district how long he has been married compared to the scant five week marriage of his opponent.
With registration against him and issues not favoring him, Mr. Owens, like the President, must resort to personal attacks....Just hope he doesn't accuse Matt of causing anyone's death from cancer.
Gillibrand endorses Owens