Republican investment banker and two-time candidate for Congress Matt Doheny is running again for a House seat in upstate New York. Roll Call reports:
Doheny, a Republican, narrowly lost to Rep. Bill Owens, D-N.Y., by 2 points last cycle. But Republicans are newly optimistic they could pick up this seat in 2014 since Owens announced his retirement last month.
“I was honored that more than 120,000 voters chose me to represent them during the last election,” Doheny said in a news release.
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Doheny joins another Republican, first-time candidate Elise Stefanik, in the primary. Stefanik, who has been running for the seat since last summer, has already received the endorsements of most of the county GOP chairmen in the district. The website New York State of Politics reports that one county chairman has already released a statement "standing firm" in his support for Stefanik despite Doheny's entrance.