We want Doheny!


ALBANY – The Doheny For Congress campaign today submitted 8,357 signatures to qualify Matt Doheny for the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties’ lines in the upcoming 21stCongressional District election. It is the first time all three lines have been united in the north country district since 2008.

That tally includes:
  • 6,621 signatures from registered Republicans; the campaign needed 938 to qualify
  • 1,375 signatures from registered Independence Party members; the campaign needed 852 to qualify
  • 361 signatures from registered Conservatives; the campaign needed 196 to qualify
“With the petition period being one week shorter and in the spring this year, we didn’t know what kind of numbers to expect,” said Matt Doheny. “Our friends in the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties circulated petitions early and circulated them often. I am thrilled at the response they received from their colleagues and neighbors and I thank them for their hard work.”

Doheny’s 6,6621 signatures on the Republican line alone demonstrated more than twice as much community support than that of his Democratic opponent, who submitted just 2,723 signatures.

“With their signatures, the community has sent a clear message,” said Doheny. “They want one candidate who unites the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties. And they are looking forward to electing a true independent-minded candidate who will fight to keep taxes low, cut spending and reduce burdensome regulations. I look forward to their support – and that of many other like-minded individuals – in November.”