The $7.7M laid out is less than what it costs to run the City Fire Department for a year, and its less than a third of what was spent in some districts.
Rep. Bill OwensStill, by local standards, its a lot of money and illustrates the high price of admission for anyone thinking of running for high office.
The 50-48 win for Rep. Bill Owens was the Congressman's third election triumph in a spirited race in what used to be a GOP district.
Since it takes a year of non-stop campaigning and at least $3M to challenge a sitting Congressman, the NNY incumbent is all set for the 2014 and beyond, as are the other major office holders from the region including Senator Patty Ritchie and Assembly members Blankenbush and Russell.
The WDT also reports the House Ethics Committee is still reviewing Mr. Owen's much talked about trip to Taiwan. I don't know the point of all that as voters reviewed the trip and determined it is what it is and they still decided that overall they preferred Mr. Owens.
Let's move on.
Watertown Daily Times | More than $7.7 million was spent in the 21st Congressional District race, FEC reports