Doheny Picks Up Key Conservative Endorsement
Fresh off his primary win Tuesday night, Republican Congressional candidate Matt Doheny now has the endorsement of his conservative opponent in 2010.
The Doheny campaign announced Thursday morning that Doug Hoffman is backing Doheny.
“The future of our country is too important to remain silent,” said Hoffman, in a press release from the Doheny campaign.
“Bill Owens is mortgaging my children’s and grandchildren’s future and he must be stopped. And Matt Doheny is exactly the type of guy who can stop him and bring a little fiscal sanity back to Congress.”
Hoffman, an accountant from Saranac Lake, was a Tea Party favorite in the 2009 special election to replace former Congressman John McHugh.
In 2010, he was the more conservative alternative to Doheny, and came within a thousand votes of beating Doheny in the Republican primary.
"I am very pleased to have his support," said Doheny in the press release. "Together, we stand united against the job-killing agenda of higher taxes and more regulation being pushed by my opponent.”
Tuesday night, Doheny beat a more conservative opponent, Kellie Greene, by a convincing 72 to 28 percent margin, in a very low turnout contest.
However, Greene ran with essentially no money or party support, and in the counties where she got the most media exposure, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence, she got significantly more of the vote. Hoffman's backing Thursday appears aimed at shoring up Doheny's support among the district's most conservative voters.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, Watertown, NY
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