Sunday, December 16, 2012

WDT: More than $7.7 million was spent in the 21st Congressional District race, FEC reports

      The amount of money spent on the local Congressional race was significant compared to the good old days of NNY politics but not a lot of money if you put it in perspective.
       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 Owens
       Still, 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

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Too many people on the public dole, on both ends of the spectrum. That's why we are no longer a Republican district.

Anonymous said...

I agree for the most part with the continued slaps at Superintendants and education in regards to the way they run their districts, but, this is a problem as well. $7.7 million... to serve your constituents, HA.

Anonymous said...

If Obama does not run for president in 2016 (yet to be seen)then Owens would likely be defeated by a few points. Or more if the guy that runs against him isn't a financial success.

Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike' said...

Bill Owens is Knowledgeable and Honest:

and that's so important for the people of NY 21. An example of that was how Matt Doheny attacked him for asking that the East Coast 'Anti Missile' defense system be thoroughly researched for its appropriateness concerning placement at Fort Drum, NY. He was also concerned with the cost of the system and its overall cost. A Pentagon research report just came out last week and verified that he was right to be concerned about the system's effectiveness and cost. The location at Fort Drum was fine with Congressman Owens as long as it didn't interfere with the 10th Mountain Division's current mission capability and effectiveness and he wanted that thoroughly studied and researched. The Congressman is a very was and effective Congressional Representative for the district, who cares about tax payer money.

Mike Flynn ‘Middle Class Mike’

Anonymous said...

Owens is a buffoon. He joined the military to avoid the draft and went to law school to avoid Vietnam. Then he put his years in at an obsolete AFB until he could get a cushy boilerplate lawyer job. And now he is at the height of his bureaucratic career and will go down in history on the wall of shame as one who voted for Obamacare.

Anonymous said...

Hey MMM youre worried about gun control and want missles on Ft. Drum????

Anonymous said...

Owens lets us all know how honest he is but the fact is he took the trip. He may have paid the money back when he got caught but he should have known it was unethical to accept it in the first place.
If he didn't bother to check before he went then not only does he lack common sense and ethics he is just plain lazy.
Why so many voted for this guy is beyond me. Oh ya.... I remember free stuff, that's it.

Anonymous said...

But Mike likes him because he has a Donkey tail. That's all it takes for Mike.

Anonymous said...

Owens is just another fake/fraud who talks out both sides of his mouth.

Since the election is over, I've gone back to muting my television any time The Kenyan or any of his minions feel the need to speak.

Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike' said...

ANON 6:41

Wrong. I like him because he's basically everything Doheny needed to be, but couldn't be in a Representative to Congress. Guess what? The voters agreed. How do you like those apples?

MCM

Anonymous said...

Hey MMM The NRA backed Owens, wheres the gun control now??????

Anonymous said...

Mikey, with your comments on this blog, you already outed yourself as a left of left-wing extremist party line political-hack-wannabe. If Owens had run as a republican you would have been first in line to tell us about his millions and his free trip to communist China. Who you trying to kid?