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Newspaper Endorses Funiciello....
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

WDT: Letter Prompts Speculation for 2014

    A post mortem letter from Doug Hoffman officially kicks off the season of speculating who the 2014 opponent will be for Rep. Bill Owens, who last week won reelection to a third term.
     Mr. Hoffman, who sat out this year, may fancy himself the true conservative who can reclaim the NNY seat.
     I have also heard Watertown born political operative Anthony Foti's name tossed about. Mr. Foti ran the Doheny 2010 campaign and has worked in DC for various Members of Congress.
     Some speculated that popular Senator Patty Ritchie may step up, but her Senate seat is safe after her 70% reelection and in the larger Congressional playing field her natural advantage in one-on-one campaigning is diluted.
                           Will the Area's Best Campaigner Run for the Big Office ?
      Republicans may feel without President Obama on the ballot their road is easier, but in 2014 Governor Cuomo will be blowing away token GOP opposition in the statewide race and Mr. Owens will be that much more established. Also, it's harder to gain support to run against a man who three times has turned back the GOP's best shot.
      My guess is the Congressman gets a pass in 2014, but if there is opposition they better have a couple years of their life and at least three million dollars on hand. That's the price of admission to a competitive race that includes a YNN debate.
Watertown Daily Times | TEA leaf? Hoffman bucks up the conservative troops

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the Cosmo cover (you should blow it up to poster size and hang it in the bar!), but you might want to think about taking down all of the pictures that reference the election or the debate. I think we have all had our fill of all of that for a while!!!!!

Dan Francis said...

Talk of 2014 or 2016 -- God, put a sock in it ... let's get through the rest of 2012 and 2013 okay... jeez.

Anonymous said...

Hoffman could have won this year without Doheny pulling votes from him.. One on one Hoffman is the best choice...

Anonymous said...

Foti would be a good choice. He's got the brains without the arrogance that Doheny had...or the islands for that matter!

Anonymous said...

2:42. HAhaha. Yep....all those Obama voters would have split their tickets with Hoffman...his time for relevance has passed.

Anonymous said...

Bobby Ferris could win it.
But don't put a guy named Tony in charge of strategy next time around.
Start now and get an operative to run for the green party and split the Owens vote. And another to run for the Working Family party to split it even more.

Anonymous said...

How about AJR, from the looks of the photo she's ready for another GIG................LOL

Anonymous said...

Bobby Ferris?

Anonymous said...

Bobby Ferris told the Town of Rutland (who have a million dollar highway budget. Ponder the enormity of that amount and then compare it to other towns in the North Country) "It's amazing your highway dept. does SO MUCH with SO LITTLE"

So little? It's a million f*cking dollars.

Yeah, he's all we need in Albany or Washington.

(Oh, BTW, he was out campaigning with Patty Ritchie at the time)

Anonymous said...

There shouldnt be that many town highway depts. there a waste of $$$$$$$$$$$

Anonymous said...

Is Owens going to become more lucky than Obama with Romney (a gift from God) running against him?

Man, if Hoffman or
Ritchie run against him, he won't have to leave Plattsburg. Gezz,Talk about a couple of minor leaguers.