Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Owens Wins...Doheny Concedes

   North Country Representitive Bill Owens has fended off a fierce challenge from Republican Matt Doheny, carving out a two point win in the sprawling twelve county district.
    Mr. Doheny and his wife Mary appeared before supporters at the Italian American Club to concede the race. The candidate ran a relentless bid to defeat Mr. Owens working months on end and spending millions but was unable to prevail
    The Owens win was fashioned in St. Lawrence County where he won big and in Jefferson County where he kept it close,.

Rep Bill Owens Speaking to YNN from Plattsburgh
     Congratulations to Mr. Owens.  He is a moderate and statesmanlike figure and we wish him well in representing the district in the term ahead.


Anonymous said...

Hoffman was the better person and should have been the GOP pick. He was not the smooth guy but was the honest one

Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike' said...

Well said Mr. Mayor, it was a gallent effort on Mr. Doheny's part.

Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike'

Anonymous said...

No great achievement. Almost half the population didn't vote for him. Nothing worse than a lukewarm victory.

Anonymous said...

To bad so sad. Now Matt can go back to becoming a Vulture Capitalist, So Longgggggggggggggggggg

Anonymous said...

How quick you change your tune. What a joke you are. Hate to say I told you so but Doheny did lose, and the residents of the 21st Congressional District won!

Anonymous said...

vulture capitalist may "fire" workers but if they don't come in the whole business fails. People have to realize that the other side (democrat or republican) is not in it to hurt people. They just have a different philosophy on how to help people

Anonymous said...

At least Matt won in Jefferson county. He can hang his hat on that because he was getting slaughtered here at one time. It would be hard to swallow losing on your home turf. And I agree with the other posters, I think Matt REALLY wanted to win and worked his tail off to do so but I agree woth the other posters that he wife wasn't nearly as on board with it. I thought that every time I saw her. I don't blame her, I don't think I'd want to live my life in public eye either and she clearly isn't nearly as socially comfortable as Matt is. I always felt sorry for her. So maybe at least half of the couple isn't completely devastated by yesterday's results.

Anonymous said...

From Doheny's concession speech: "That's it for me politically."

That comment, while welcome to my ears, should speak volumes about Doheny and his intentions. He was never interested in "serving" and helping this area, he was only interested in the Office, and he thought he could buy it. He lost, again, so now he's done. We'll see how things progress from here, but my guess is you won't be seeing him on any local municipal Boards anytime soon. He doesn't really care, and those positions don't fit with his overblown ego.

Well, I for one hope he sticks to his word. And it goes to show you: Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD.

Anonymous said...

The mother is probably more devastated then the wife. Matt did work his butt off I will give him that. I didnt vote for him, because of the fool the Mayor of Watertown made of himself supporting him. I think you were wrong Jeff showing the support that you did. Anyway its over and I hear Matt is announcing again tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

I also think that Mr. Hoffmann would have been the right choice for the office.

I still don't understand why Mary Doheny is even a Discussion point here.

We don't here from Mr. Owens with and children or that they champained for him.
He kept them out of his politcal business and he manages his family and D.C. oviously well.

So why should it play any roll what Doheny's wife thought about it. She knew when she married him that he was in the middle of a congress race. So no excuses here.

Anonymous said...

Agree with you, 11:19. You didn't do your candidate any favor, Jeff, by posting the pics of his lavish home and wedding. That was a real turnoff to those of us struggling to stay afloat, even if he did come from "humble beginnings".

And for those of you harping on his wife not feeling comfortable in social and campaing settings, how would you feel given the "publicity" before the wedding? Blame the right person for that.