Doheny Faces Unknowns In Congressional Bid

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There are a lot of unknowns about the 2012 Congressional race,  including whether redistricting will change the boundaries of the 23rd District.

But one thing's for sure. Matt Doheny is back.

Ten months ago, Doheny conceded to Bill Owens on election night and wouldn't say whether he'd be back in 2012.

Now, Doheny answers with an emphatic "Yes!"

"I am in," he said, announcing his candidacy live on 7 News Wednesday morning.

Doheny says the issues have only become more pressing since last year, with the president focusing too much on tax hikes instead of growing the economy.

He also says there is too little talk about saving money on big ticket budget items such as medicare and social security.

"We have to reform entitlements," he said.

"Right now, the programs will be insolvent within our lifetimes."

Another unknown is whether Doheny will face a Republican primary or even a third party candidate.

Last year's Conservative Party candidate, Doug Hoffman, has a letter in the newspaper Wednesday discussing the president's jobs bill, leaving some to wonder if he's considering another race of his own.

See our earlier report, showing Wednesday morning's full interview, here.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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